Stormwater Management Ponds: Stay off the Ice

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We'd like to remind everyone that stormwater management ponds are not safe for winter activities like ice skating, hockey and sledding.

Stormwater management ponds are designed to gather rainfall and surface water runoff and temporarily hold this water, releasing it slowly at a controlled rate. This provides erosion and flood control and helps improve surface water quality.

The water going into the ponds, including melting snow and ice, may contain salt and other contaminants that can make any ice that forms unstable and dangerous.

Cross section of a stormwater management pond in winter

Please stay safe - obey posted signs and stay off stormwater management ponds.