Why do we need to keep stormwater retention ponds clean?

Why do we need to keep stormwater retention ponds clean?

Whether you are an individual property owner, an HOA representative or a commercial property manager, routine maintenance prolongs the life of your stormwater retention pond, improves its appearance, prevents flooding and other property damage and enhances the ecosystems of local streams and lakes. 

Stormwater runoff is excess rain water that flows into larger water bodies and local storm sewer systems mainly due to the surrounding prevalence of hard surfaces, such as concrete. Large quantities of water that would ordinarily be absorbed into the ground in a more natural environment instead enter streams and lakes. Stormwater runoff collects pollutants, chemicals, and debris as it flows over paved surfaces and into water bodies. It also causes erosion, decreases groundwater recharge and alters aquatic environments.

Your stormwater retention pond (together with others in the area) helps slow the rate of runoff from the surrounding neighborhood and improves the quality of the stormwater flowing from the retention pond. Stormwater retention ponds play a vital role in protecting the safety of public and private property, the personal health and safety of the public, and overall water quality. Your stormwater retention pond's basin collects and traps stormwater sediment that would otherwise clog up our rivers and streams and degrade the overall environment used by fish, birds, and other wildlife.

If you have a rentention pond that needs some TLC, contact the experts at Professional Waterfront Cleanup for a free estimate. 

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