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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The retention pond has several sources water as an inflow, i.e.
He said maybe it can be made a requirement for developers to build underground rainwater retention ponds as a condition for planning approval.
The second component of the project, which can be seen now, is removing trees to make space for 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.
Because of the rainfall, many of the city's lakes and retention ponds were already filled beyond capacity and essentially had nowhere to go with the excess water.
Since the property is also part of Kuala Lumpur's flood mitigation programme, his team also wants the Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS) to monitor the development, especially since the developers have reclaimed some of the retention pond.
About 2.5 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.
Under normal circumstances, the WWTP would pump its treated water into a 40-acre retention pond from where it would then be gravity fed into the St.
Contract notice: my cdgx_zone d - group 3: Retention pond
Development of underutilized land, such as the School Street retention pond, maybe a walking and exercise track and fishing piers or renting paddle boats.
An 11-year-old boy was rescued Sunday after falling through the ice on a retention pond in Naperville, fire officials said.
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.
As part of an ongoing investigation, Downers Grove police officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a retention pond near Interstate 355 and Ogden Avenue about 1:30 p.m.