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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Contract notice: High - water retention basins merching, engineering services from performance level 3.
contract with an engineering consultant to complete a comprehensive feasibility study to determine whether and how the residence time in the retention basin can be increased to maximize the settling out of suspended solids in storm water discharges to the retention basin, consistent with the terms of the industrial general permit, wdr~s, solid waste facility permit, and associated landfill regulations, including but not limited to the enlargement,reconstruction or relocation of the existing retention basin; the replacement and/or raising of the riser pipe to accommodate the longest retention time/lowest discharge frequency; and a management plan for the scheduled removal of solids from the retention basin to maximize the retention basin~s efficiency in removing total suspended solids.
Realization of ec + eu collectors, retention basins, rehabilitation of collectors, installation of tubes for fiber optics, coating repairs and creation of an eco-point
The site encompasses 327 acres near the intersection of Route 312 and Pugsley Road in the Town of Southeast, and envisions 143 clustered single-family residential dwellings, 237,000 SF of office space, extensive open space, created wetlands and various water retention basins.
Thoughtfully designed sites can also contribute to reducing site development costs, as a well laid-out site can be configured to minimize the cost of utilities, retention basins, and other elements of the infrastructure.
Improvements planned under this program include expansion of retention basins, structural modifications, storm retention basins, berming to redirect storm flows, storm sewer improvements, and drainage channel regrading among others.