Downspout screen filters are installed inline with downspout pipes or at the outfall of the gutter to deflect debris from the conveyed water stream. Each independent downspout that fills a tank needs its own downspout filter. Some downspout filters deflect debris away using an angled filter screen at the top of the device, while allowing rainwater to continue down through the filer device to the downspout pipe and on to the tank.
Downspout filters are designed to deflect debris but still need to be inspected and maintained to ensure debris does not accumulate.
For more information on Downspouts Screen Filters join the Clean Water Conversation slated for November 6 at Uncle Tilo’s Clean Water in the Pahoa Marketplace. 10am to noon. Bring a lawn chair!