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NEW! Maintenance Guidelines Now Available for Infiltration/Bioretention Basins and Stormwater Ponds

Proper and regular maintenance of area Infiltration Basins, Stormwater Ponds and Biorentention Basins play an important part in keeping our area waterways and groundwater supply happy and healthy!  

Check out the recommended guidelines for maintenance of specific basins/ponds in detail by visiting the Stormwater page on the Village of Vernon website: Basin/Pond Maintenance Guidelines  These pamphlets are also available at the Village Hall during regular business hours M-F 8:00am - 3:30pm.

In addition to maintaining either a basin or pond, there are actions that residents can take to manage the land that drains to the basin/pond and reduce water pollution at the same time:

  • Regularly sweep litter and grass clippings off sidewalks, driveways, streets and parking lots.
  • Test the soil in landscape areas and follow recommended application rates for fertilizers and pesticides. 
  • PICK UP AFTER YOUR PETS to keep excess nutrients and bacteria out of the basin/pond. 
  • Minimize salt application to impervious areas. Salt generally passes through the basin soils, damaging the plants and polluting the receiving surface and ground water resources. 
  • Prevent sediment from leaving construction sites. The more sediment that enters the basin/pond, the sooner it will require expensive maintenance such as replacing the engineered soil,  soil restoration or replanting.