How much do you know about stormwater ponds?

Stormwater ponds help protect our streams by capturing pollutants that wash off of our houses, lawns, and streets, and should be inspected and maintained regularly to ensure they function as designed. It is also equally important for homeowners to practice good landowner etiquette that will reduce the amount of pollutants that can make it into the pond.

Does your HOA need some guidance? Check out the images below provided by Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District for some great tips.

This video shot by Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District shows the “first flush” of pollutants entering a local stormwater pond: