How Stormwater Ponds Can Help Reduce Flooding in Your County
This popular solution helps reduce flooding in neighborhoods across the country
What experts say: “Many residential developers will sell lots around a stormwater pond as ‘waterfront property’ and a well-maintained one really can be a nice amenity,” Carrie Stevenson, Escambia County Coastal Sustainability Agent, told the University of Florida. “However, at their core, these are stormwater treatment mechanisms.”
Take action: Stormwater ponds can protect a neighborhood from flooding while also giving residents a new destination and even improving a town’s water quality. But county officials need to hear from their constituents before acting on projects like installing ponds. Tell your local elected officials that not only can ponds protect property, they can also improve water quality and quality of life for residents, at a relatively low cost.