Stormwater retention ponds in residential and commercial settings need to be maintained to keep them healthy as they age and provide an acceptable appearance for your landscape. These ponds provide a valuable service by capturing and retaining stormwater prior to it entering creeks, bayous and other natural water tributaries. During this process the water settles out particles from erosion and also allows biological processes to break down pollutants and nutrients. Retention ponds can be a great aesthetic asset to your personal property or a commercial or residential development, however they face challenges. Pond maintenance helps maintain property values and promote a healthy, safe setting on your property.