A stormwater detention pond can make a community more resilient to flooding by collecting and temporarily storing stormwater. Detention ponds can also improve water quality by keeping pollutants and sediment out of downstream waterways. To ensure effective management of stormwater, regular detention pond maintenance is required. Detention ponds are usually maintained by Homeowners Associations, but there are steps homeowners can take to aid the function and visual appeal of their local detention pond. To learn more, visit www.lowerdesplaineswatershed.org/detention-basin-basics