Were you ever in detention? Or lived next to it?

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Many neighborhoods in this area have what we call detention or retention ponds. They help deal with the rain water runoff from the storm drains. Usually they are set aside in the back of the subdivision, silently doing their important work. Occasionally they happen to be next door to a home. 

Do you know the difference between a detention and a retention pond? If not, no need to go to detention! The difference is simple. A detention pond is usually dry and is there to slow down storm water through the system. A retention pond is usually wet. It tends to hold on to storm water and lets it seep into the ground. Important distinctions if you are looking at a home that sits next to one of these.

I can say I have never lived next to either one of these water pond types. As to actually being in detention, we will leave that for another day!


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