Monitoring Contaminant Transport in a Small Urban Pond
Between 1996 and 1998, a pond in Streeton Views Estate
was studied to learn about how contaminants were transported with the
water that flows through the pond during storms.
Streeton Views Pond
Streeton Views is a housing estate developed in 1994 on land that used to be part of the Simpson Army Barracks in Watsonia. A small pond, which usually holds about 1,000,000 liters of water, is part of the estate's drainage system.
Rainwater collected from roofs and roads is carried by gutters and pipes to the ponds inlet. Water flows out of the pond into more pipes, and eventually flows into the Plenty River.
Source: http://www.civag.unimelb.edu.au/~psc/mon.html 08/10/2001