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How retention ponds are vital for the environment

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Retention ponds or "wet ponds" are ponds constructed to treat and store stormwater runoff. Retention ponds are permanent pools of standing water and eventually empty into a receiving water body. Forebays can be included in the design of a retention pond to "pretreat" the stormwater before it spills over into the major water feature.  Water is treated through sedimentation and nutrient uptake.

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