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Retention and Detention Pond Inspection: What HOAs and Apartment Complexes Need to Know.

The management of stormwater runoff and the prevention of flooding are the primary purposes served by retention and detention ponds, which can be found in many suburban and urban areas. These ponds are man-made structures that temporarily store and slowly release stormwater in order to prevent erosion downstream and protect the quality of the water supply. It is essential to perform routine inspections and maintenance on retention and detention ponds on a consistent basis to ensure that they continue to function as intended and continue to provide these necessary services.