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Work To Begin On Roswell City Hall Pond

Patch logo Patch 3/5/2021 Kathleen Sturgeon
a duck floating in a body of water: The water detention pond behind Roswell City Hall will be cleaned and expanded. © Shutterstock The water detention pond behind Roswell City Hall will be cleaned and expanded.

ROSWELL, GA — The City of Roswell will soon begin work repairing and upgrading the water detention pond behind city hall.

As part of a wider program of city owned stormwater detention/retention facility maintenance, the environmental/public works department will clear out sediment, brush, and trees that have grown in the city hall detention pond.

Roswell Stormwater Utility Manager Adam Lyon said this will restore and expand the capacity of the pond.

"That pond is in very poor condition and needs maintenance," Lyon said.

The detention pond serves city hall and surrounding properties by holding runoff water for 36-48 hours after a storm event and allows it to drain off slowly into nearby streams, limiting soil erosion.

As part of the maintenance, silt and debris that have accumulated in the pond will be removed necessitating the removal of approximately 50 trees. In addition to cleaning out the pond, Lyon said the project will expand the pond’s capacity, allowing it to support a wider area with water runoff services.

A contract was recently signed with the Dickerson Group Inc. for $768,471.50 to complete the project. Once the project begins, it is expected to take 90 days to complete.

For questions or concerns about the pond expansion project, contact Lyon at 770-401-8349.

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