Here in Orlando, Florida, we get a ton of rain throughout the year. This makes our home a great candidate for retention ponds. Retention ponds are installed to protect a home from flooding during heavy rainfall, and of course April showers, as they store stormwater runoff. Additionally, these man-made ponds treat the water they hold, removing pollutants and debris through sedimentation and nutrient uptake.
So, today, we here at Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing are diving into the benefits of retention ponds, as we highly recommend their installation. Retention ponds will be advantageous to our community and they guard against both property and environmental damage. Here’s why you should install a retention pond on your property:
Improved Water Quality
When you have flooding on your property, water runoff collects chemicals, pollutants, and other items laying on the ground, as it flows over sidewalks, landscapes, and paved entryways. This can cause soil erosion and harm aquatic eco-systems as this water inherently enters nearby bodies of water. Retention ponds manage water quality by reducing the number of pollutants that enter these natural bodies of water.
Water held in retention ponds can be reused! You can’t drink it; however, this water can be repurposed for non-potable water needs, such as irrigation. Water-saving habits are trending, as eco-friendly behaviors become exceedingly important to the integrity of our planet.
When you create a designated space for your stormwater runoff to drain, you reduce your chances of sustaining water damage to your property from flooding. This is one of the most important features of a retention pond, as water damage can ruin heirlooms, displace you and your family, and cost you in repairs, replacements, and restoration.
Creating New Habitats
Adding retention ponds to neighborhoods will provide additional living habitats for animals, organisms, and insects, all of which contribute to the growth of ecosystems in Florida.
For retention pond installation contact Brownie's Septic and Plumbing, LLC at (407) 890-0116. We are committed to bettering the community one pond at a time.