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Category Archives: retention pond

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

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

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

Retention Ponds Suffer From Significant Rainfall

Retention ponds in Jacksonville, NC felt the effects from significant rainfall. During  recent inspections, Stormwater Solutions Group found several areas of significant erosion, clogged outlet structures and trash in the ponds.                       Keep a small problem from becoming a big problem or even a violation by … Continue reading Retention Ponds Suffer From Significant Rainfall

Pond Erosion from Hurricane Mathew

After hurricane Matthew dumped lots of rain in eastern North Carolina, Stormwater Solutions was in Jacksonville North Carolina doing inspections. After a big rain event like that, this is part of the service we offer our customers. Erosion like in the pictures below seems to be a common problem after a storm event like this.