Storm Pond Sediment

Re-use the sediment as topsoil

The sediment is generally rich in organics. It can be reused as top soil to grow plants. However, the soil needs to be tested. The sediments collected in storm ponds from the newly constructed house is basically loose soil drained by rain water. This kind of sediment is generally rich in organics.

 

Sedimentation of storm pond cannot be totally eliminated since rain water will always carry loose soil. If the storm ponds are allowed to use as manmade lakes to be used only for boating not bathing use, the communities will take interest in maintaining them. Communities will pay for removing sediments and recover the cost from the residents using the ponds as lakes.

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Submission No. 109