Ithilien Pond Maintenance Project


The Ithilien Pond basin receives all the stormwater from the 20 homes in the Ithilien development, prior to its discharge into the Curry Farms Park ponds and eventually into Christmas Lake. The wetland has had significant amounts of sediment accumulation from stormwater runoff over the past 26 years. Maintenance of this basin is critical to prevent significant pollution from entering the lake, streams, and for flood control. The project is proposed to excavate sediment and grade the pond to the original contours.

Project Updates

Please check back for future updates.

March 20, 2019

On March 18, crews were on site stabilizing slopes by seeding and laying erosion control blankets.  As soon as the gutters unthaw, a street sweeper will come through to clean up any debris from hauling activities.  Crews will return in late spring to perform any final site restoration or cleanup.  

Please note, there is a temporary pile of ice that remains in the middle of the pond. This will disappear as the ice melts.

March 12, 2019

Crews are currently working on excavating the deposited sediment, and should continue for the rest of the week, weather dependent.  Trucks will be coming and going from the job site to haul the sediment off site.

March 5, 2019

Crews will be on site all week preparing for dewatering operations.  Pumping is expected to occur late this week into the weekend, with excavation taking place during the week of March 11.  Schedule is subject to change pending severe weather impacts.

February 26, 2019

Dewatering is anticipated to take place next week.  The contractor will be on site intermittently performing site preparations.

February 19, 2019

Due to the forecast inclement weather, dewatering has been postponed.  The contractor may be on site this week performing site preparations.

February 11, 2019

Dewatering has been delayed one week due to the inclement weather in the forecast.

February 5, 2019

Tree removal is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 6.  Dewatering equipment is currently being assembled offsite, with dewatering scheduled to begin next week.

January 28, 2019

The project start has been postponed to the week of February 4 due to the extreme cold forecast for this week.

January 17, 2019

The contractor will begin work on Monday, January 28.  Pond dewatering is scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, and tree removal is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30.  This schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.  Once the project commences, it should take approximately two weeks to complete.  Please use caution when traveling through the project area.

Project Notifications Disclaimer
Due to the variability of construction, updates typically do not include specific details such as day-to-day scheduled activity. The City's inspector or contractor will notify occupants directly if they will be impacted by a utility service shut down (example: water shutoff), or work (such as excavation or new curb) that will impede access to the property for a period of hours or days.