At times of high winds, heavy rains or freezing temperatures, the City’s streets and drainage crews are ready to respond. The City’s priority is to clear pathways for first responders before starting general road clearance operations. It is important to note that City crews are not legally allowed to utilize public resources for cleaning up private property. The homeowner and Homeowner Associations (HOA) are individually responsible for their private property or property that is maintained by an HOA.
When fully functioning during and after a storm, neighborhood ponds slowly release collected water to either a nearby creek or storm sewer. The reduced release rate often prevents water from being released too fast, which may further inundate downstream infrastructure and property.
In most instances, the Homeowners Association (HOA) is responsible for the neighborhood’s stormwater pond. If you are unsure about who holds responsibility you should check your subdivision plat and HOA declarations. Still unsure? Contact us, we are happy to help.
Neglected stormwater ponds are unsightly and do not function properly. Proper care and maintenance ensure that your stormwater pond is healthy and functional. Here are some tips that could help, or click on our Go With The Flow checklist: