Stormwater Management Facilities


Stormwater Management in HOAs and Community Associations

May 17th, 2018

AS SEEN IN WMCCAI May 2018 issue of Quorum Magazine: Written by Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist  For Community Managers, adding a new property to the portfolio can be both exciting and stressful. Ideally, the community will have an experienced Board that gets along well and supports a common agenda. The developer or the […]

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Dredging Alternative: Hydro-raking to Increase Stormwater Pond Depth

July 31st, 2017

Written by Industry Expert Emily Walsh, Environmental Scientist As communities continue to expand and infrastructure is heightened, stormwater management is becoming a crucial element in neighborhood planning. Oftentimes, community developers incorporate stormwater retention ponds into their plans to help control runoff during significant rain events. Retention or stormwater ponds look similar to natural ponds, except […]

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Stormwater Management: Key Points to Passing an Inspection

July 10th, 2017

Written by Industry Expert Trent Nelson, Aquatic Specialist Stormwater 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 […]

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Pond Management: Keys to Prevention and Early Detection

June 21st, 2016

Written by Industry Expert, J. Wesley Allen, Environmental Scientist and Territory Leader The comparison I use most often when trying to explain routine lake or pond maintenance and management to people that are unfamiliar is performing maintenance on your car. Your car needs oil changes, tire rotations, and other routine maintenance activities in order to operate […]

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Taking it Back to the Basics: Stormwater Management Pond Parts

April 22nd, 2016

AS SEEN IN Land and Water Magazine, March/April 2016: Written by Industry Expert, J. Wesley Allen, Environmental Scientist & Territory Leader Experienced water quality management professionals spend years meeting with hundreds of individuals, homeowner’s associations, commercial facilities and property managers. The largest challenge to overcome is educating the waterbody owner or manager. Stormwater management rules […]

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Stormwater Pond Restoration

August 11th, 2015

AS SEEN IN Quorum, a publication of Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Community Associations Institute: Written by Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist, SOLitude Lake Management Like all physical features of our communities, stormwater management facilities require ongoing maintenance to preserve their structural, functional, and aesthetic integrity. These features are designed to mitigate flooding hazards, as well […]

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Lake and Stormwater Management Trends

May 26th, 2015

AS SEEN IN Quorum, Washington Metropolitan Chapter, Community Associations Institute: Written by Industry Expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist, SOLitude Lake Management As our urban and suburban landscapes become more densely populated, it is inevitable that the amount of impervious drainage area is increasing, thus contributing to increase flow rates and larger volumes of stormwater runoff. As […]

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Advantages of Stormwater Inspections for Lakes and Ponds

January 11th, 2013

Owners of lakes or ponds, whether for residential or commercial purposes, can benefit from annual inspections performed by a reputable lake management company. Thorough inspections that look into water quality, pest control, and the health of the surrounding environment prove beneficial in maintaining the landscape surrounding any body of water in that they help the property […]

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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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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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