Re: Need Help Identifying "Pipes" Along the Foundation
Where I live in the Pacific Northwest, codes are increasingly demanding "onsite" handling of rainwater. That means in some areas you can no longer route the downspouts directly to the curb, ditch, or stream; there must be a retention pond onsite to hold excess rainwater until it seeps into the ground on the property. (Thankfully, we CAN still route excess rainwater -- such as from a downpour or when the soil is already saturated -- to streams.)
Originally Posted by Mastercarpentry
But you have to be careful, because the law will get you if you store "the state's water" (or should I say "the king's water"?) in more than a couple of rainbarrels. There have been a few people who've been prosecuted by the state for building cisterns holding thousands of gallons of collected rainwater.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.