Pond Care and Safety
Did you know that our ponds are considered Environmentally Sensitive Areas? Pretty soon you will notice signs popping up around all of our Storm Water Management Ponds within the Dulles Farms Community. Our ponds play an important role in protecting the Potomac River Watershed by controlling flooding, reducing erosion, and improving water quality. The areas around the ponds which are left in a natural state are vegetative buffers which provide wildlife habitat, reduce the flow of runoff, and help absorb nutrients that contribute to poor water quality. The signs are being placed in the effort to define these buffers and to ensure they are not mowed or disturbed. If you reside adjacent to any of these ponds, we ask that you please refrain from mowing these no mow areas. Thank you for helping Dulles Farms to do its part to protect the Potomac River Watershed!