Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide

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Stormwater Detention: Stormwater Compliance Photo Comparison

Compliant Condition

The photos of the various basins shown here are intended to demonstrate various examples of stormwater detention basins and the varied titles or descriptions commonly used. The stormwater is collected in this basin and then allowed to infiltrate the ground slowly. The water is also commonly used for irrigation and landscaping (duck pond, fountain pond).

Although it is common for owners to stock these systems with fish, they are typically not designed to support fish populations. In these instances, it is not uncommon for the fish to die off.

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Dry Pond A.K.A. Detention

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Vegetated detention basin

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Shallow detention basin with overflow pipe

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Retention Pond - Landscaped with natural grassland plants

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Retention Pond - located in industrial park

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Detention basin with standpipe at a concrete manufacturing facility
The stormwater is collected in this basin and then recycled back into the concrete batch plant.

Photo courtesy of Tetra Tech, Inc.

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Retention basin system
This is another example of a properly functioning detention basin at an industrial facility.

Photo courtesy of Tetra Tech, Inc.