Routine debris removal from waterways prolongs the life of Florida water bodies and waterways by improving their appearance, preventing flooding and other property damage and enhancing the ecosystems of local streams and lakes.
Stormwater runoff is comprised of excess rainwater that flows into larger bodies of water and local storm sewer systems. Large quantities of water that would ordinarily be absorbed into the ground in a more natural environment instead enter streams and lakes. Stormwater runoff collects pollutants, chemicals, and debris as it flows over paved surfaces and into water bodies. It also causes erosion, decreases groundwater recharge and alters aquatic environments.
Stormwater debris removal helps slow the rate of runoff from surrounding areas and improves the quality of the stormwater flowing from the retention pond. Debris-free stormwater retention ponds play a vital role in protecting public safety and private property, personal health, and overall water quality. A debris-free stormwater retention pond basin collects and traps stormwater sediment that would otherwise clog up our lakes, rivers and streams and degrade the overall environment used by fish, birds, and other wildlife.