Springfield Pond

The purpose of the Springfield Pond is to reduce peak flow rates, improve water quality and provide flood control. Stormwater runoff is temporarily stored within the pond and slowly released through an outlet structure that drains into Garners Creek on the north side of Creekview Lane. Stormwater pollutants are removed as runoff flows through the wet pond. Pollutants slowly settle out and become trapped in the pond’s permanent pool of water. Additional pollutant removal is provided by the pond’s wetland plantings. The pond reduces the amount of total suspended solids (TSS) and total phosphorus (TP) discharged to Garners Creek by approximately 65% and 50%, respectively. During dry weather, the permanent pool of water has a surface area of 2.9 acres and a maximum depth of 8 feet. During a 100-year rainfall event, the Springfield Pond provides 14.9 million gallons of storage volume and reduces peak flow rates by 61%.