Water management is a vital part of a healthy and efficient commercial property. And one feature that can help with that is a retention pond.
Retention ponds help manage stormwater runoff, erosion and flooding issues. These artificial lakes permanently hold water and are normally surrounded by some type of vegetation.
Property management companies in Georgia are required to maintain their retention ponds to make sure the stormwater on their properties is properly collected.
This may not be news to you, but to ensure your retention pond is working and complies with codes, the city and/or county will perform annual or biannual inspections. So, it’s important the ponds meet all of the requirements and run at full capacity.
Things that can cause a retention pond to be out of code include:
- having too much debris
- not running properly
- not meeting the city or county’s specific, predefined requirements
If your property’s retention pond isn’t up to code, you could face fines. To avoid that unpleasantry, here are three retention pond maintenance must-dos to help you stay proactive and keep your retention pond up to code.Read More