permanent pool of water that allows settling of sediments (including fine sediments) and removal of soluble pollutants.
a body of water that is used to collect storm water runoff for the purpose of controlling the release of this runoff
a catch-all term for a catch-all pond
a facility designed to completely retain a specified amount of stormwater runoff without release except by means of evapora tion , infiltration or pumping
A manmade pond where stormwater is directed and held. Jump to Top
Where runoff is collected and stored at full capacity, when excess water runoff occurs, it will then flow into the storm sewer system.
A body of water that collects runoff and stays full permanently. Runoff flowing into the body of water that exceeds its storage capacity is released into a storm sewer or watercourse.
An artificial pond used to store stormwater so that it eventually recharges underground aquifers, instead of being released into surface waters.
A pond where runoff is detained (e.g. for several days) to allow settlement and biological treatment of some pollutants.
A pond that is designed to hold a specific amount of water indefinitely. Usually the pond is designed to have drainage leading to another location when the water level gets above the pond capacity, but still maintains a certain capacity.