Downspout Disconnection

CRWP's model downspout disconnection ordinances are recommended as part of a community’s efforts for flood control, erosion control, and water quality protection.

Model Ordinances for Downspout Disconnection

Please direct your questions regarding the model downspout disconnection ordinances to CRWP staff at (440) 975-3870 or


This model code was developed by Chagrin River Watershed Partners through the Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative and funded by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. The Collaborative is a network of watershed organizations that work cooperatively to preserve and restore Lake Erie’s watersheds in Northeast Ohio.