Stormwater detention ponds are important for reducing flooding in your community. However, if detention ponds are not maintained, they can become unsightly and lose function. Homeowners Associations (HOA) are responsible for the maintenance of their stormwater ponds, but it is important to note that residents also impact the condition of detention basins. From lawn care to pet ownership, everyday choices can affect detention pond function, water quality, and aesthetic value. To learn more, visit www.lowerdesplaineswatershed.org/5-ways-homeowners-impact-detention-basins