PROSPECT HOMES will excavate a large area of the field to create a Collection Area for the water that runs down from Crown Point and the increased surface water that will be collected by the the Roof Areas of 200 houses - this Area or Retention Basin/Pond is classed as a Recreation Area.
Climate change threatens progress achieved in global reductions of infectious disease rates over recent decades.
There are potential impacts of climate change on waterborne diseases in stagnant water in a retention basins/ponds.
Waterborne diseases include many different types of infections that are transmitted via water, and include pathogens across a range of taxa (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminths).
These pathogens can cause an array of symptoms, including diarrhea, fever and other flu-like symptoms, neurological disorders, liver damage, and others. Here we focus on diarrheal diseases, which are commonly transmitted via waterborne pathways and comprise a substantial proportion of the global burden of diseases.
Ponds are involved in more than half of all toddler drownings, with five under-sixes drowning every year in ponds in the UK.
Bodies of water which freeze when the temperature hits zero and below may look like fun places to play, but can become potentially lethal for those who venture onto the ice.
Ponds and certain bodies of water may look as if they will support the weight of people or animals, but sadly that is not always the case.
The added hazards of Retention Basins and Ponds are the slippery banks and the ice-cold temperature of the water is a tragerdy waiting to happen.
Buying a Home Near a Retention Pond?
While you may have been told there are some advantages to living near a retention pond—peace and quiet, green space, fewer neighbors nearby, and a decreased risk of flooding—potential buyers have other factors to consider.
For example, there is a constant danger of drowning for families with young children.
Should the pond ever overflow, your home may be the first to flood.
The smell from rotting vegitation, mosquitos and water born insects
And finally, retention basins can affect property value, depending on how they are maintained and how well they function. Potential buyers should be aware of who owns the pond and how well they protect their investment before moving in.