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Spring Weed Control in Retention Ponds

When you have a pond or other body of water on your residential or commercial property, controlling weeds is an ongoing issue. Below we discuss some of the most common types of weeds found in North Carolina and the hazards they create. Alligator Weed Control Alligator weed (Alternanthera Philoxeroides) typically grows along the edge of the water … Continue reading Spring Weed Control in Retention Ponds

BioRetention Cell in Beaufort NC

Stormwater Solutions visited a bio retention cell in Beaufort, North Carolina. The stormwater device is located on Pivers Island and operated by Duke University. We were on site removing weeds from one of the devices so it can continue to correctly infiltrate. The bio retention cell has two different types of sandy media and both … Continue reading BioRetention Cell in Beaufort NC

Alligatorweed Infested Pond in Jacksonville NC

This retention pond in Jacksonville NC is infested with alligatorweed.  Alligatorweed which grows quickly is very invasive and will choke out other vegetation. This pond has been taken over and the alligatorweed has obstructed flow around the outlet structure. While it’s blooms are aesthetically beautiful and fragrant, it is very invasive and needs to be … Continue reading Alligatorweed Infested Pond in Jacksonville NC

Stormwater Violation Letter for New Bern Pond

            New Bern, NC received a notice of violation on this stormwater retention pond from DWQ (Division of Water Quality) out of the Washington, NC branch. The stormwater device was severely overgrown with heavy vegetation. The  swells leading to the pond had 4 inch pine trees growing in them. Stormwater Solutions has … Continue reading Stormwater Violation Letter for New Bern Pond

Major Pond Repair for Puller Place Apartments

Major pond repair was needed for Puller Place Apartments in Jacksonville, NC.  After the last rain event, a sink hole washed out on the east bank. During inspection, engineers discovered that the pond didn’t have an emergency spillway. Emergency spillways are critical when rainwater comes down in amounts that the pond can’t handle. Large amounts of water will … Continue reading Major Pond Repair for Puller Place Apartments

Retention Ponds Get Maintenance

Stormwater Solutions took over the maintenance of some retention ponds in Jacksonville, NC last week. The ponds were completely clogged and not functioning properly. Retention ponds are used to control  rainwater runoff to prevent flooding and erosion. Unless the drainage area is clean and free of debris, it can’t do its job to slow down … Continue reading Retention Ponds Get Maintenance