Water quality treatment is an important priority for the Burke Mountain community. That’s why you’ll see multiple Water Quality Ponds throughout the neighbourhood to help ensure that no run-off water enters receiving creeks and rivers without being thoroughly treated. These ponds prevent coarse silt and other contaminants from entering environmentally sensitive streams.
Water Quality Ponds help to naturally remove sediment, nitrates, phosphates, and metals from the water. One of the ways in which they do this is with carefully selected plants in and around the pond. Specifically, plants that are fast growing, have high metabolic rates and vast roots are beneficial. These plants act as a natural filter, allowing nearby fish-bearing creeks to have optimal water. Another benefit of water quality ponds is that they help to maintain the base flows of waterways throughout the Burke Mountain community.
These Water Quality Ponds are one of the many ways we ensure water is treated properly at Burke Mountain. Keep an eye out for these ponds around Fifeshire Street, at the west end of Highland Drive, and at the back of Marguerite Park!