Posted on September 15, 2017 at 10:10 pm by Meghan Revolinsky
By: Brian Henry
On Sept. 18, the Department of Public Works
will begin cleaning the pond at the Civic Center. To maintain water and habitat for wildlife, the pond will be cleaned in two stages. The upper section of the pond will be cleaned first, followed by the lower section. This method will provide water for the wildlife during all stages of the cleaning. No chemicals will be used to clean the pond. Staff will also clean the filter and inspect the pump and pipes that circulate water through the system. The debris will be removed manually and the pond structure will be power washed. The project is estimated to be completed in one week and is scheduled at a time to have minimal impact on wildlife. Notices will be posted at the pond to describe the process. Regular cleaning is necessary to maintain a safe and healthy pond for wildlife and people.