|As a water quality initiative, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services repairs and rehabilitates ponds and dams within the Charlotte city limits.
Ponds qualify for service if they meet certain criteria in size, depth, condition and contributing watershed. The City ranks ponds by size, watershed development, and dam condition. Generally, larger ponds in highly-urbanized areas provide larger benefits including slowing down floodwater and removing sediment from storm water runoff.
Currently, the City initiates one or two rehabilitation projects a year. The projects are scheduled according to a pond's public benefit ranking. More about Pond restoration projects