Whilst visiting Cold Spring School in New Haven, I spotted a rather fetching item in the outdoor space – a rain chain. The purpose of a rain chain is to allow water to run off a length of guttering and to trickle into a specific place below but to do so in a decorative way. It can be used to replace a down pipe. In this instance it was a water butt – however this could be a drain in the ground or a soakaway such as gravel.
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