Retention pond sediment removal is a vital part of your ponds ability to work at full capacity. Retention ponds are designed to minimize the potential for flooding as well as reduce water pollutants and sediment carried by stormwater runoff.
One of the primary functions of a retention pond is to trap sediment and debris which accumulates over time at the bottom of the pond causing your ponds depth to become shallower and creates shoreline erosion. It also creates an environment for increased growth of algae and invasive plants. These issues essentially decreases the function of what the retention pond is intended to do; flood control and water quality protection.
Flood control is minimized by the ponds ability to hold the proper capacity of stormwater runoff thus causing parking lots, sidewalks and yards to flood.
Water quality is minimized when the pond cannot hold the capacity of stormwater runoff it was intended for. When this happens the pond does not hold the water long enough to pull pollutants out before it is released into water supplies such as rivers and streams.
Dredging the pond to remove the built up sediment at the bottom will help to maintain the ponds intended depth and size as well as keep it functional and keeps you in compliance with stormwater regulations.
If you have noticed an increase in algae and invasive plants or flooding it may be time to have your pond inspected for maintenance and sediment removal.
Georgia Stormwater Services can provide an inspection for sediment removal and other areas of the pond for functional issues such as structural problems with inlet and outlet pipes that may have cracked, sinkholes, shore erosion, woody vegetation or invasive plants that need removed.
Contact us today to schedule your inspection 770-710-4379