If your town has a shallow retention pond of less than ten feet deep, you probably haven’t given it much thought. Unfortunately, this could prove disastrous since forgoing proper shallow retention pond cleaning and maintenance can lead to serious health and environmental concerns.
What are retention ponds used for? Retention ponds are one of the most commonly used stormwater systems in the United States, functioning to hold and distribute rain run-off to prevent flooding. Although they’re found almost anywhere in the country, they’re most common in areas prone to severe weather, like Florida or Texas. If you live in a small town, rural community or suburb, you’re also more likely to have them versus large metropolitan areas, which have other anti-flooding measures in place.
Traditional shallow retention pond maintenance primarily involves preventative measures like mowing or trimming the surrounding vegetation. But it also involves million-dollar dredging once or more annually. The truth is that small rural communities and towns don’t have this kind of money to maintain their retention ponds so hazards can get out of hand quickly.
Thankfully, Nano Gas™ Environmental has developed a simple, affordable alternative for shallow retention pond cleaning. You can learn about their most recent generation of high-tech equipment here.
Nano Gas™ Environmental is The Better Solution for Retention Pond Cleaning
At Nano Gas™ Environmental, we’ve developed a safer, more effective solution to retention pond cleaning that’s also more affordable for smaller communities with limited budgets. Our new technology can reduce the average costs of removing organic sludge by as much as 80%, and it does so without potentially harmful chemicals.
Our solution is nanobubbles, which are balls of gas five thousand times smaller than a grain of sand. When injected into the water, these bubbles cause the retention pond to clean itself. Our solution generates the appropriate physical, chemical and biological reactions to eliminate all unwanted organic sludge.
Other companies also have nanobubble generators, but not like ours.
Our company creates solutions without using membranes, which often get clogged in dirty environments. Without membranes, our equipment continues working where others would falter. Plus, our revolutionary system produces trillions of bubbles in the same time it takes other companies to produce thousands. With more nanobubbles, our solutions work faster and more effectively.
What Are the Benefits of Using Nano Gas™ For Retention Pond Cleaning?
Traditional retention pond cleaning methods fall short for many reasons. They’re expensive, potentially harmful to the environment or surrounding population and may even make the problem worse. On the other hand, Nano Gas™ retention pond cleaning solutions:
- Cost a fraction of the price of alternative cleaning methods.
- Work with the retention pond’s natural biology rather than against it.
- Are most effective because the solutions are custom-tailored to your pond’s needs.
- Are chemical-free.
- Are an actual solution to a problem, not just a product.
Our company will be there with you at every step to answer your questions and offer general assistance. Our equipment is automated, so once it’s set up, you can forget about it while it cleans your retention pond, and we’ll monitor it to ensure it’s working exactly the way it’s meant to.
The Retention Pond Cleaning Process at Nano Gas™ Environmental
Traditional retention pond or facultative lagoon cleaning involves dredging, which uses expensive, heavy machinery to remove sludge and waste from the pond manually. Unfortunately, the costs of that heavy machinery are transferred to you.
As a result, even small dredging projects can cost millions. When you consider who is responsible for maintaining retention ponds, you see why this is a significant problem. Small towns, rural communities and suburban HOAs don’t have the money for even a one million-dollar project. Plus, dredging doesn’t solve all your pond problems.
Our solution is thorough and custom-tailored to your pond’s specific needs. To do this effectively, our first step is always an extensive analysis of your retention pond, which includes:
- Bathymetric testing
- Algae inspection
- Toxin analysis
- Bacteria DNA testing
- Bacteria and enzyme enhancement
- Nanobubble creation and injection
- Treatment monitoring
- Ongoing maintenance as needed
We do all this at a mere fraction of the cost of a single dredging project or vacuuming out the sludge periodically. You can reduce costs even further by choosing us as an affordable retention pond maintenance solution once your cleaning project is complete.
Keep Ahead with Affordable, Simple Retention Pond Maintenance
Once your retention pond has been safely and thoroughly cleaned to function properly for flooding prevention, why not keep it that way? At Nano Gas™ Environmental, we don’t just clean your retention pond, we can maintain it, too.
Our ongoing retention pond maintenance solution is essentially the same as cleaning, except fewer nanobubbles are necessary. We’ll monitor results in real-time to quickly detect when conditions have become less than ideal. If monitoring does detect problems, we’ll adjust our solution as necessary to solve it.
Why Should You Care About Retention Pond Cleaning and Maintenance?
You may be thinking, “We don’t need this high-tech solution.” But the truth is, these problems happen all the time. Using our proven method is the best option for cleaning and maintaining your community’s retention pond, and you’ll reap many benefits from doing so.
More Affordable Retention Pond Maintenance and Cleaning
Our retention pond cleaning is already affordable, and our maintenance solution only costs a small fraction of cleaning. The process for retention pond and facultative lagoon maintenance is the same.
For either situation, our results speak for themselves. For example, we saved a small Texas community over $900,000 with our innovative nanobubble solution.
No Need to Stress About the EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strict requirements for retention ponds and other stormwater systems. Any reported violations result in fines that can cost millions of dollars. Thankfully, having ongoing retention pond maintenance means you don’t have to stress about the EPA.
A Simple and Safe Solution
Our cleaning and maintenance solutions are simple and safe. Unlike other options, we don’t use harmful chemicals that can be toxic to the local population and wildlife. Instead, our nanobubbles are eco-friendly and support the pond’s natural biology rather than killing everything off, which only causes more problems. This comes with the added benefit of knowing you’re avoiding the numerous health and environmental concerns that can happen when your retention pond problems are left to fester.
How Do Shallow Retention Pond Problems Develop?
You may be thinking that retention pond problems are few and far between. After all, these systems are designed to catch rainwater run-off, so they should be reasonably straightforward.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case. While retention pond design may seem simple, there are numerous ways that problems can develop.
Some retention ponds are designed to direct water to a different area through a pipe or overflow system, while others promote excess water absorption into the soil. In either situation, debris build-up can stop the system from working correctly.
Debris can block pipes and overflow systems or reduce the total soil area for absorption. When debris is allowed to build up over time, it can stop the system from working entirely, increasing the risk of localized flooding.
Retention ponds naturally accumulate a lot of phosphate and nitrate from fertilized soil, especially in agricultural areas. These natural chemicals are relatively safe in small amounts, but if they’re allowed to accumulate, they can become hazardous to wildlife and people alike.
Unnatural chemicals can also enter the retention pond, particularly when severe weather events or widespread flooding occur. During these events, chemicals like oil, gasoline, pesticides and more can enter the retention pond, which becomes toxic.
High temperatures, like those found throughout most of the year in Florida or Texas, can lead to excess algae buildup. Algae are significantly thicker than water and can be more challenging for retention ponds to drain, especially if the system utilizes soil absorption for water level control.
Organic sludge is another big problem for retention ponds, regardless of how they function. Sludge makes it challenging (if not impossible) for retention ponds to drain. It can also block pipes and reduce total absorbable soil area to nothing. In turn, this can directly lead to significant localized flooding or exacerbate the impact of severe weather events.
If you don’t properly maintain your retention pond, it will eventually get out of hand. It’s as simple as that.
Hurricanes and Other Severe Storms
Hurricanes and other severe storms can already be challenging for a well-maintained shallow retention pond. These storms can dump significant amounts of rain into the pond during a relatively short period, leading to an overflow before there’s a chance to direct the water elsewhere. If your retention pond isn’t properly cleaned or maintained, you’ll encounter even more significant problems during severe storms.
These Problems Lead to Health and Environmental Concerns
As you can see, there are many problems your community might face with your retention ponds. Now, you might be wondering about the real impact of these problems and whether there’s genuine cause for concern. To put it bluntly, there’s definitely a cause for concern because retention pond problems can impact human health and the environment.
Health concerns caused by improperly cleaned or maintained retention ponds include:
- Improper drainage leading to standing water, posing a drowning risk (especially for small children)
- Standing water, which attracts mosquitoes carrying serious and sometimes fatal diseases
- Harmful algal blooms leading to debilitating, fatal human illnesses
It’s not only human health that might suffer without efficient retention pond cleaning and maintenance but also the environment. Examples of environmental concerns that might arise include:
- Harmful algal blooms that develop can kill local wildlife, especially birds.
- Animals that drink from the unhealthy standing water can contract heartworms.
- Flooding can cause significant damage to the surrounding area, disrupting the local ecosystem.
Get Help with Your Retention Pond Cleaning and Maintenance Today!
Your small town or rural community deserves a safe, well-maintained retention pond that will reduce your area’s flooding risk as designed. Cleaning and maintaining that pond shouldn’t cost a fortune, either.
Thankfully, our team can provide you with an affordable, custom solution that prevents problems from occurring. Our nanobubbles retention ponds and keep them maintained at a fraction of the cost of dredging and with zero hazardous chemicals!
Think our cleaning and maintenance solutions are right for your retention pond? Please call 832-903-5961 or email us at email@example.com to learn more about how we can help you!