Stormwater-pond maintenance workshop offered to public

Property owners living in a community or development in Sussex County who want to learn more about how to maintain stormwater ponds are being encouraged to attend a free two-hour workshop being offered Wednesday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Fire Hall.

Most developments in the county have stormwater management facilities or ponds that help control runoff and remove pollutants. Many homeowners’ associations contract out the maintenance of the ponds and open space, but some may not be aware of maintenance requirements or other options for managing open space.

Information about the purpose of stormwater ponds, when maintenance is required, where to turn for assistance and options for open-space management will be presented at the workshop.

To register for the free workshop or for more information, contact the Sussex Conservation District at (302) 856-7219. The workshop is sponsored by the Sussex Conservation District and the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays.