Location: East side of Mopac Hwy, south of Steck Avenue
Pond Watershed: 78 acres
Impervious Cover / Drainage Area: 66%
Water Quality Protection
Pollutant Removal: 30,000 lbs. of Total Suspended Solids (TSS) removed annually
By 2005 Water Hyacinth had completely infested the wet pond. This plant is illegal and invasive (Invasive Plants). WPDRD solicited bids from a private contractor to remove the infestation and monitoring of the pond will continue for several years to ensure the plant does not return.
Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is an exotic nuisance plant that grows in freshwater. It is a floating plant which varies in size from a few inches to over 3' tall. Water Hyacinth have showy lavender flowers and rounded and leathery leaves attached to spongy and sometimes inflated stalks. The plant has dark feathery roots.