Aquatic vegetation thrives in the warm, humid conditions on the NC coast. Plants are classified into four areas: submersed, immersed, shoreline, and algae.
Stormwater devices can quickly be overgrown and damaged by aquatic invasive plants, the most common in our area is the cattail. Also included in that group are alligator weed, hydra and algae. They grow very quickly and can damage retention ponds by crowding out desirable plants and clogging up drainage structures. In addition, these plants attract mosquitoes.
To prevent costly damage, it is imperative that invasive plant growth is managed. Stormwater Solutions is licensed through North Carolina as an aquatic pesticide operator and we can help you keep your pond in compliance.
[with you] monitoring and maintaining the six retention ponds on campus, we have experienced an overall improvement in both appearance and functionality.