Winding Brook Stormwater Pond


Existing overgrown detention pond
The existing stormwater detention pond designed to an old treatment standard. Over time it had filled in with sediment and become overgrown with vegetation.

The existing stormwater treatment pond at Winding Brook was undersized and in a state of disrepair. It had become overgrown with vegetation. In addition, the pond did not meet current stormwater treatment standards established by the State of Vermont.


Detention pond after reconstruction
Detention pond shortly after reconstruction. The pond size was increased to improve treatment of stormwater runoff and provide detention of larger volumes of water.

In 2009, residents in the Winding Brook condominiums worked with the South Burlington Stormwater Utility to upgrade the neighborhood’s existing stormwater detention pond. The pond was redesigned so that it would provide treatment and detention of stormwater runoff.


Detention pond two years later
Stormwater detention pond two years after reconstruction

Sediment and other pollutants are removed from stormwater runoff leaving the Winding Brook neighborhood. In addition, the stormwater runoff is detained and slowly released to prevent erosion of streambanks and reduce the risk of downstream flooding.

Best Management Practices

Stormwater detention pond



Total Project Value


Funding Sources

American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding, Winding Brook Homeowners Association, Stormwater Utility Fund.

Last Updated: 2/2010