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Stormwater Management: Key Points to Passing an Inspection

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Jul 10, 2017

Written by Industry Expert Trent Nelson, Aquatic Specialist

Stormwater ManagementStormwater management facilities are man-made structures that help reduce flooding, slow down water flow and clean pollutants from water. It is important to ensure that your stormwater management facilities are functioning properly, especially when it rains.

Stormwater inspections can vary depending on the state and even municipality in which your stormwater BMP or stormwater control measure (SCM) resides and with newer legislation, strengthened by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, compliance is critical for many property owners and managers. Most inspections follow similar guidelines when determining whether or not the stormwater system is in compliance. The following are a few important key points to help you prepare—and hopefully pass—your next stormwater inspection.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Stormwater BMPs

Pond Inspections and Bathymetric Studies

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   May 08, 2014

Written by Industry Expert Brad Harris, Forest Biologist and Aquatic Specialist

3D_lake_mapping_contour_bathymetric_sedimentation_mapsStormwater pond inspection and pond maintenance requirements vary from state to state and municipality to municipality. When a pond was constructed may also play a role in which stormwater regulations apply. The objective of these inspections, maintenance, and regulatory requirements are to ensure that stormwater ponds are functioning as designed, which is to collect pollutants, such as sediment, nutrients, debris, and trash, among others. These stormwater BMP (Best Management Practice) ponds are constructed to capture these pollutants and prevent them from being released into downstream water resources (streams, rivers, lakes and oceans).

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Topics: Lake Mapping and Bathymetry, Regulatory Compliance

Another Facet Of Pond Maintenance: Structure

by: SOLitude Lake Management   |   Dec 19, 2012

By Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist

describe the imageThe staff members of SOLitude Lake Management that service your ponds throughout the year under an Annual Lake Management Contract are an educated and experienced group of professional ecologists, biologists, and environmental specialists. We are highly qualified to assess and maintain the aesthetic and ecological integrity of your aquatic resources, including water quality monitoring, fish and wildlife habitat management, nuisance vegetation control, and maintenance of fountains and aeration systems. 

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Topics: Pond Management Best Practices, Regulatory Compliance

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