All it would take is for him to turn his down spout to the street. I even offered to pay to make it look nice or even put it under ground. He is young and I think just doesn't want to be told what to do. He doesn't understand that when you live in a neighborhood you should try to act neighborly. During Hurricane Floyd, I asked him to move it to the front, which he did for the time being but he yelled every curse word in the book at me. This is my parents home and they are in their 80's. They have lived there 36 years and never encountered a situation like this.