Is Your Retention Pond Up to Code?

Published on: January 11, 2017

Retention ponds protect your home and the surrounding environment from excess water runoff during the wet seasons. If you own a home that requires a retention pond, it is your responsibility to ensure that it remains up to code. Whether you are new to homeownership or are just unaware of what is required to maintain your retention pond, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise if your pond is inspected. Avoid costly fines and unexpected repairs by following a retention pond maintenance plan.

So what do you need to do to maintain your retention pond? At the bare minimum, you need to keep it clean and in good working order. Fishing out debris that can cause issues is just one of the many steps needed to maintain your drainage system. You also need to ensure that it is capable of handling the water load required by local regulations and that all parts within the retention pond are up to code. This can include:

  • Inspecting and replacing components as needed – this may include the weir, headwall and spillway.
  • Ensuring the dam and earth around the pond are in place.
  • Inspecting the trenches and drain system leading to your retention pond.

If you are not sure what is required to keep your retention pond up to code, it is time to call in an expert. Many quality landscaping companies offer retention pond maintenance and repairs that are done to meet the local codes. Call to schedule a retention pond inspection before the next wet season to ensure you are meeting all the local regulations. This can save you unnecessary fines and avoid flood damage to your property.

Posted on behalf of:
Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA

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