Your Community Covenant may require the HOA to perform regular drain work to protect against flooding. Prevent seasonal rain storms from causing unnecessary damage in your community by maintaining your stormwater ponds (detention or retention pond). Violations can include but not limited to:   Excessive debris clogging the OCS inlet & outlet Maintaining the Upslope…

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Stormwater ponds can become obstructed by trash, debris, woody vegetation, sediment and silt.  Structural cracks and leaks can develop over time. Regular maintenance to prevent problems is essential for effective operation.   6 Basic Tips for stormwater pond maintenance  1. Vegetation management       a. mowing of the ponds grassy areas         b. removal of trees and woody…

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Despite the fact that stormwater entering a retention pond should permeate into the ground within 72 hours, these ponds regularly stay wet for longer periods providing an enhancing environment for mosquitoes. (Pinellascounty.org, 2019) Mosquitoes can cause issues with water quality when left uncontrolled. Eggs which are laid in retention ponds will inevitably incubate into larvae,…

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You may receive a Notice to comply letter, if your detention or retention pond is found to be poorly maintained, not functioning properly, or if access to the site for inspection purposes is limited. “If there is a detention pond on your property, you (or your homeowners association) are responsible for maintenance. Preventative maintenance, like…

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Choosing the best possible plants to use in your stormwater ponds (detention or retention) is important. The stormwater pond depends on the vegetation to help in maintaining proper function. Plants utilized are essentially for bank stabilization, purifying water by keeping pollutants from running into the water, and removing sediment.  Vegetative buffers are required around the…

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Georgia Stormwater Services, LLC (GSS) would like to advise that the time is quickly drawing nearer to have your yearly Detention/Retention Pond Inspection reestablished to be in compliance with your County’s Stormwater Regulations.  For example, Gwinnett County’s BMP Regulations states:, “Failure to maintain your detention pond will result in non-compliance, beginning with a Notice-To-Comply letter…

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Stormwater is the water that comes from rain and other precipitation.  Stormwater runoff can soak into the ground, gather in lakes, streams and rivers by flowing over the ground, or by traveling through an arrangement of stormwater channels. In neighborhoods with impenetrable surfaces that don’t permit the stormwater runoff  to soak into the ground, a…

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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…

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After several inches of rain this year already you may have started to notice quite a few issues have resulted from your detention and retention ponds not being maintained.  Inspections should be done monthly and after every major storm event. Some of the things to look for are signs of erosion damage, such as soil…

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Our expert team offers a diversity of services for your stormwater and vegetation management needs. Georgia Stormwater Services is fully insured and follows all regulatory requirements.  We work with HOA’s, Property Managers, developers and private residence offering consultations on regulations and violations as well as remediation requirements.  Our Mission Even on on the biggest endeavors,…

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