retention pond


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retention pond

A human-made pond where storm water is directed and retained until it can be absorbed into the water table or slowly released without flooding downstream property owners. The modern trend is to prefer absorption into the natural water table,so many local governments impose retention pond requirements as a condition of development,even if storm sewer facilities are available. Many modern office park water features, such as small lakes with fountains, are government-required retention ponds.
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This is the problem of the retention ponds within the region, which are not maintained properly, he said.
A small price, the thread of grease wrack ringing the retention pond.
The water will be diverted through catch basins into the retention pond at the eastern part of the courthouse parking lot, he said.
The Compost Wizard design criteria for sizing a retention pond is based on the highest monthly rainfall from a 30-year historical weather data set.
Considering the horrible amount of pollution that is stripped from each truck by steam and the reclamation of the water used, a clean retention pond seems all but impossible.
5 acres of the property consists of a retention pond at the rear of the site, the remaining 6 acres consist of a income producing motel and restaurant which is of little value.
CUTLINE: (1) Al Sanborn sits next to a retention pond near his Grafton condominium.
Water runs down driveways and sidewalks, cascades across parking lots, courses through streets, all flowing toward the nearest gutter, retention pond or river.
The work specified in this scope of service consists of the maintenance mowing of grassed or vegetated areas at Baseline Landfill and eighteen (18) recycling centers, to include road easements, drainage swales and retention pond sites with the use of high production mowing equipment within each designated site.
Genesis"), is engaged in the design and development of waterway restoration, mining and retention pond remediation technology and equipment.
As these waterfalls were found, they were directed down the sides of the pit using PVC pipe, into the center of the pit, which was excavated to act as a retention pond for the heavy rains, and the natural water.