Gutters & The Environment
Everything that goes down storm water drains ends up untreated in our rivers, lakes and the ocean. Pollutants in storm water are having a disastrous impact on all aquatic life, not only harming fish, plants and wildlife, but reducing the water quality for humans. The rotting debris that fill your gutters are extremely high in nutrients. While those nutrients are fantastic for your gardens, they aren’t fantastic for our creeks and rivers, in fact, they are a pollutant.
If your gutters are full of debris when it rains 2 things can happen, the first is that your gutters & downpipes may get blocked and if that happens then there is a chance your ceiling will flood and property will get damaged. If you are lucky and your gutters don’t block, then the nutrient rich waste that is sitting in your gutters will end up washing into the storm water and polluting our waterways. See more on our environment page.