Why some ponds fail?
Poor operation and maintenance is the leading cause of pond failure. Poor maintenance can also create unpleasant odors, nuisance insects and algae blooms. Detention ponds may fail due to:
- poor vegetation maintenance in terms of mowing and weed control,
- clogged inlets resulting from trash and debris, sediment accumulation,
- failed side slopes, and
- inadequate access for routine maintenance activities.
Knowing why this pond was built at your commercial site or in your subdivision community and the importance of all the components working together should reduce the chance of pond failure.

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1. What do the City post-construction inspections mean to me?
2. Who’s responsible for pond maintenance?
3. Why are ponds built?
4. Why pond maintenance is needed?
5. Why some ponds fail?
6. What type of pond maintenance is needed?
7. How are pond maintenance costs and funding set?