To avoid serious drainage issues, and to ensure that your retention pond is functioning properly, we recommend regular maintenance by experienced professionals. There are often state and local regulations that must be adhered to when dealing with wet ponds/storm water basins.
These ponds provide two key services to the environment. First, they assist with flood management. And secondly, by improving water quality. It is estimated that a properly functioning retention pond can remove up to 80% of certain pollutants, chemicals and debris from the water before it enters nearby streams, and eventually, the water supply.
Regular inspections for pests and erosion are recommended. Buffer areas must be mowed regularly. Sedimentation, debris and excess algae should be removed periodically.
Regular treatments with aquatic algaecides and dyes may be necessary for maintaining a healthy detention or retention pond. As algae blooms and dies off, it sinks to the bottom of the pond and builds up as decomposing organic muck. This muck increases nitrogen levels in the pond and increases the likelihood of more algae blooms.
Sun light causes much of the algae on the pond floor to grown and flourish. Aquatic dyes help reduce UV light in the water and aid in the prevention of algae.
Breaking this cycle and preventing algae blooms is key to a healthy pond.
At Autumn Hill, our experts are trained to maintain your retention ponds to avoid serious erosion and drainage issues.
Questions? Give us a call.