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retention pond maintenance

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassmasterswilson, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,918

    Not sure if this is a national, state, or local ordinance, but here where I am they are fixing to require that retention ponds be inspected on an annual basis. This means that they will be cracking down and keeping them mowed and digging out the silt that has washed in. Our storm water people often require these ponds at commercial and new subdivision sites to compensate for the run off of roads and parking lots.

    Anyone have experience with this? My brother works for a grading/site company and we have discussed "partnering" up on the work. I have the mowing equipment and he has the dozer and dump trucks. How do you figure your bids?
  2. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,305

    There's a guy down in the heavy equipment section, Dirtman2007 I believe his LS handle is, that does a lot of this sort of work try talking to him.
  3. jimshack

    jimshack LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    sounds like they are doing what they did here several years ago. We have to have erosion control cert. to plant a f##in flower! we "mow" retention ponds with string trimmers because they make the banks too steep to ride on.

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