These ponds are designed to hold water year round. They will get higher and lower throughout the year. Regualr maintenance on the banks is very important for both integrity and leaking.
Detention (Dry) Pond
These ponds are empty and fill up during a rain event. Properly functioning they should drain completely in a few days after the event. Vegetation inside and out is important and needs to be maintained for flow integrity as well as erosion prevention.
Water Quality Unit
These are underground units that separate trash and sediment from water. There are many different kinds and all require different maintenance.
Bio Retention Pond
These ponds capture and store stormwater and pass it through a filter bed of engineered soil. Plants inside the pond are vital to its success. Excessive sediment and invasive growth can severely damage these ponds.
Permeable Pavers or Pavement
These pavers capture runoff through the voids between the pavers. It is very important to keep these clean or they can clog up and lose effectiveness.