Our new PPoR soon to settle has some drainage issues, Building and Pest identified this as something that needs to be rectified, just not sure how. Currently there is no storm water easement on the property and downpipes drop down beside the house. Consequently the yard is always quite damp and not as usable as we would like. The block also slopes from front to back, ~1m-1.5m of fall from the front of the block to rear of house. One idea given to us was to direct water to the street (which has gutters) from the downpipes. I have no idea what kind of problems this could cause re council etc. Going up hill will also leave water in the pipes which is no ideal. Another idea given was to put some kind of "trap" (can't recall the name) at the back of the block to help dry out the yard and put in ag pipe etc to help get the water there. There is a 4ft easement 4 blocks across that is set aside for drainage, I assume this means storm water (maybe I am been too optimistic) and will be calling the council about this Monday and hopefully get an idea if this can be extended and rough costs. If anyone has experience here it would be great to go in armed with some knowledge. Any other ideas? What have you done?