The activities we engage in within our backyard can impact our retention ponds. Through sustainable landscaping practices, you can create an aesthetically pleasing landscape in a way that works with our local environment.
Ideal water clarity for a pond or lake is between 2-3 ft. Too much sunlight will quickly grow weeds. Erosion and runoff are the main reasons for muddy water.
Stormwater ponds are confusing.
Cercarial Dermatitis, also known as Swimmer’s Itch, is a rash that spreads to the entire body after swimming or wading in a lake, pond, or an ocean during the summer months.
Ponds and lakes, whether they are natural or man-made, are not invincible.
Did you know that 40 percent of surveyed U.S. water bodies are impaired and do not meet water quality standards?
It's a network of structures, channels and underground pipes that carry stormwater (rain water) to ponds, lakes, streams and rivers.
“Best Management Practices (BMPs), are devices used to reduce pollution in stormwater runoff, thereby protecting area waterways.
BMP stands for Best Management Practices.
The difference between a dry detention pond and a wet retention pond may not seem interesting or important.
Proper management of stormwater ponds is crucial.
Stormwater drainage systems are channels and underground pipes that carry stormwater (rainwater) to ponds, lakes, streams and rivers.
Stormwater runoff is water from rainfall or melted ice and snow that flows over the ground.
Stormwater systems are tools that manage the runoff from rainfall.
Save money by maintaining your stormwater system.
If you live in a suburban or urban area in Charlotte NC, you will probably want to be able to answer the question, “what is a stormwater pond and what is its purpose?”
Stormwater quality is important because it affects everyone.
Communities across the State of North Carolina must manage rainfall that runs off roads, streets and parking lots.
Stormwater upkeep is important. Therefore; maintaining it is important.
Neighborhood stormwater systems are extremely important because they directly affect the people in the community.
Storm water detention ponds are widely used and are among the most effective storm water treatment practices.
Every pond owner must consider maintaining their stormwater retention pond on a regular basis if they are interested in reducing their hidden costs.
One of the greatest concerns that a developer has for any new construction project is managing precipitation that will collect on the site during storm events.
Here is a great resource we found online from Montgomery County in Maryland.
Hey, it's Richard here with Platinum Ponds & Lake Management. We wanted to show you an algae clip that we took at the Alta Grove Apartments in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Hey, it's Richard here with Platinum Ponds & Lake Management at platinumlakes.com. We are here at a retention pond, and we are looking at a delta that has been forming over time.
Hey it’s Richard here with Platinum Ponds & Lake Management. We wanted to show you here a 12 inch retention pond pipe and this is a beautiful retention pond here in Asheville, North Carolina that we maintain with our membership.
In this PondCast, we discuss the following questions with Sue and Patrick from Vertex Water Features about Pond & Lake Aeration.
In this podcast we discuss the following topics with Cary Martin at Crop Production Services: Pond algae, aquatic herbicides, fountains, bottom aeration.
If a picture is worth a thousand words. How about a video?
Turtles are scavengers or the “clean-up crew” of every pond.