Stormwater BMPs

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Water World: Managing the Depths

June 18th, 2012

AS SEEN IN Minutes, Community Associations Institute, May/June 2012: Written by Julie Warren, Minutes Editor While most residents may be mainly interested in the appearance of their community’s lake or pond, water features are more than just a charming view. According to Kevin Tucker, president of Solitude Lake Management, “Lakes and ponds are usually designed to collect and […]

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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit Is Here

May 24th, 2012

AS SEEN IN Quorum, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Community Associations Institute, May 2012: Written by Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist  For more information visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s web site.  After many years of judicial and legislative battling, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for aquatic pesticide applications has been finalized and went […]

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SOLitude Assists Delaware Church with Annual Project

March 30th, 2012

Written by Industry Expert John Phelps, Environmental Scientist On Saturday March 24th, SOLitude Lake Management attended the Brandywine Valley Baptist Church parishioner spring clean-up day. Volunteers came out to clean and make repairs to their church, tend to the landscaping needs and address the annual maintenance requirements of the stormwater BMP facilities on the property. […]

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The St. George Technical High School Project

March 28th, 2012

Topics: Stormwater BMPs

By Industry Expert John Phelps, Environmental Scientist The St. George Technical High School located in Middletown, Delaware had a bioretention stormwater management facility was not functioning properly and needed multiple remediation services to bring it back to its as-built design. The 0.30 acre facility had problems from construction. The sediment forebay was installed improperly with […]

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What is the Purpose of Stormwater Ponds?

August 28th, 2009

Topics: Stormwater BMPs

by Kyle Finerfrock, Environmental Scientist Stormwater ponds are designed to be catch basins for developed areas. Stormwater ponds collect rainwater (stormwater runoff) that runs over impermeable surfaces such as parking lots, roads, and buildings. In undeveloped areas rainwater can be absorbed into the soil, taken up by trees and plants or flow into rivers, streams […]

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What Does A Lake Management Company Do?

August 4th, 2009

Do you own a lake or pond on your home or business property? If so, you must know the importance of hiring a pond management company to oversee the health of the surrounding environment and any aquatic life within. To leave a pond neglected on your land could lead to serious problems, including infestation and […]

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Proper Pond Management Important For Property Values and Water Quality

July 19th, 2009

Proper stormwater pond management always starts with restoring ecological balance. If a pond is balanced, everything else will take care of itself. The goal of pond management should always be to achieve that balance, not to attack individual problems in a piece meal, seemingly less expensive way, but that is typically more costly over time. […]

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