Stormwater ponds are human-made infrastructure built to gather rainfall and surface water runoff. The sand, dirt and other sediments pollutants attach themselves to from this stormwater runoff settle to the bottom of the pond. This process helps make the water cleaner when it leaves the pond and back into lakes and rivers.

The following issues may be reported for stormwater ponds: odour, wildlife concerns, high water level, litter and debris, missing or damaged signage, and missing or damaged life-saving station.