Pond Care

Pond Restoration Guideline

Not only do our ponds contribute to the natural landscape of the Village, they are a major component of Stormwater conveyance and management.  The Village contains nearly 70 ponds.  Four of which are owned by the Village: Charles E. Brown Park, Deerpath Park, Squires Park and Chapel Hill.  The other 66 ponds are privately owned and maintained.  Years of sediment build-up and erosion can deteriorate the condition and appearance of a pond.  At a special board meeting held September 26, 2017, the Village Engineering firm, Christopher B. Burke, provided a presentation on Pond Restoration.  The most effective actions that property owners can take to improve pond quality are:

  • Excavation/Dredging
  • Goal 10-foot depth
  • Provides a sediment trap for new sediment entering pond at a location that can more easily be cleaned out
  • Provides higher habitat value
  • Allows for overwintering of fish and aquatic wildlife
  • Minor removal of sediment/vegetation around remaining pond perimeter to discourage aggressive emergent wetland vegetation
  • Installation of a Bubble Aeration System
  • Duckweed/Algae Control – Herbicide – Aerators
  • Native Vegetation Management – Pond Fringe

Before commencing any restoration on your pond, please call the Village office for permitting requirements.


Pond Presentations and Handouts