- Building & Development
- Water Quality Ponds
Water Quality PondS
Purpose of Requirements
The implementation of water quality ponds is a vital component of the City of Lakeway’s development strategy. In addition to providing a source of beauty to our community, these ponds facilitate necessary environmental services related to the prevention of flooding and the treatment of stormwater. On December 16, 2019, the City of Lakeway adopted Ordinance 2019-12-16-01 which serves to implement the design, inspection, and maintenance requirements for post-construction water quality controls (i.e. ponds) of the LCRA Highland Lakes Watershed Ordinance within the City of Lakeway. The purpose of these requirements is to ensure that all water quality controls are designed and maintained so that they best serve their intended purpose(s) – stormwater treatment and flood protection.
Routine Inspection and Maintenance Requirements
It is the responsibility of the property owner or homeowners’ association to ensure existing water quality ponds are inspected and maintained in accordance with the requirements detailed in Chapter 5 of the LCRA Water Quality Management Technical Manual. Inspections must be performed by a licensed engineer or a stormwater treatment professional at a minimum of two times per year, with at least one inspection completed during or immediately following a rain event. A completed report form, available below, is required to be submitted to the City of Lakeway for each inspection. Any deficiencies that are identified during an inspection must be repaired/addressed within thirty (30) days of the inspection.
Water Quality Pond Maintenance Guidelines
Water Quality Pond Inspection Report Form – Vegetative
Water Quality Pond Inspection Report Form – Structural
Known Pond Inspection/Maintenance Contractors
For a list of vendors that are known to be performing inspections and/or coordinating maintenance for water quality ponds in the City, click the “Known Vendors List” hyperlink below. Be advised that the City does not advocate for any one company’s products or services and is not responsible for their performance. Compliance with this ordinance will be determined by whether or not the water quality pond is routinely inspected and maintained to meet design specifications, per the LCRA HLWO Water Quality Management Technical Manual.