I was hoping to avoid digging a soakaway for a new downpipe on my house (the
existing downpipes arent sufficient in number due to an extension on my
house a few years back). The company who are fitting my new soffits,
bargeboards, and guttering advised that I needed an extra downpipe and
recently a very heavy rainstorm proved this....
Is it feasible to obtain a large water butt and have all the rainfall from
the new donwpipe collect in there, and then just empty periodically - would
a heavy rainfall fill it too quickly in one go, or could it last a few days
before being emptied.... The other option is to locate the new downpipe
adjacent to the kitchen sink drain, although I know this is technically
breaking local water regs, in terms of dumping rainwater into the local
Any one have any past expereince in this?