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Pond Maintenance Presentation

  1. 1. Stormwater <br />Pond Maintenance<br />
  2. 2. Contact Information<br />Garrett Weiss, PG, CPSWQ, CFM<br />Augusta Engineering Department<br />Stormwater & Environmental Section<br />522 Greene Street<br />Augusta, Georgia 30901<br />Phone: (706) 796-5065<br />E-mail: gweiss@augustaga.gov<br />
  3. 3. The Problem<br /> Although a great deal of effort has been put into the design and construction of stormwater control ponds, little consideration has been given to the long-term maintenance of these important structures.<br />
  4. 4. Solutions<br />Make pond owners aware of the necessity to maintain their ponds<br />Conduct regular inspections of ponds and contact owners not in compliance with regulations<br />Take regulatory enforcement actions, if necessary <br />Partner with local businesses to foster awareness of and compliance with regulations<br />
  5. 5. Regulatory Requirements<br />If the pond is required to have a fence around it, make sure it is locked and in good condition<br />Keep vegetation in and around the pond well groomed and under control; there should be no tall weeds, bushes, or trees in the pond or on its banks<br />Make sure inlet and outlet structures flow freely and are kept clear of debris<br />Keep the pond free of trash and debris<br />Ensure that the pond banks, berms, and dams are structurally sound and intact<br />
  6. 6. Typical Wet Detention Pond Design<br />
  7. 7. Typical Dry Detention Pond Design<br />
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  40. 40. Internet Assets<br />www.augustaga.gov<br />
  41. 41. http://www.augustaga.gov/index.aspx?NID=1277&ART=2806&admin=1<br />
  42. 42. http://gisweb.augustaga.gov/gisweb/default.aspx<br />

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