Typical stormwater systems have many parts to carry runoff from your property. These parts may include:
- Roof drains and underground pipes
- Catch basins and yard drains
- Swales, culverts, and ditches
- Oil/water separators
- Buried retention, detention, and infiltration vaults and pond
Retention and detention facilities prevent flooding and reduce pollution by storing stormwater in ponds or underground vaults. These facilities slow the rate of runoff and also allow pollution to settle out before the water enters our creeks and lakes.