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Stormwater Management

Ben Morgan, PE, CFM
Stormwater Manager

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Detention Pond (Stormwater Management Facility) Information

Per CherokeeCounty ordinance*, the owner of the property where a detention pond is located is responsible for maintenance of the pond.

Some ponds are located on commercial property and some on residential property. In subdivisions where ponds are located within a buffer space/green space deeded to a party other than a homeowner, maintenance is typically the responsibility of the Homeowners’ Association or a designated property management company. However, many ponds are located on individual residential lots or span two or more lots.

In all cases, the owners of the property where the ponds are located are responsible for maintaining them to ensure proper functioning.

Cherokee County is responsible only for stormwater structures which are located within the county road right-of-way or on county-owned properties.

Useful information on the maintenance of stormwater facilities can be found at the links below.  

Stormwater Pond Inspection and Maintenance Requirements

Stormwater Facility Operations & Maintenance Guidance Document GSWMM 2016

Detention Pond Fact Sheet

Ponds and Mosquito Information





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