Why are ponds built?
Drainage ponds are constructed to improve the quality of urban runoff and to reduce peak stormwater runoff rates by providing temporary storage during larger storm events. In addition, the detention pond may provide other benefits such as passive recreation and open space opportunities.

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1. What do the City post-construction inspections mean to me?
2. Who’s responsible for pond maintenance?
3. Why are ponds built?
4. Why pond maintenance is needed?
5. Why some ponds fail?
6. What type of pond maintenance is needed?
7. How are pond maintenance costs and funding set?