The Village of Los Lunas Street Division owns and maintains 156 acres of storm water retention ponds within the community. These drainage ponds are man-made and their purpose is to store rainfall from the streets.
They are an efficient and cost-effective land drainage system; because fewer storm water drainage pipes are used in carry storm water runoff to the Rio Grande River. They also benefit our environment by acting as a natural filter- they help remove sediment and chemicals.
Street sweeping and storm drain cleanout practices rank among the oldest practices used by communities in providing a clean and healthy environment, and more recently to comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System regarding storm water permits.
Regular maintenance and inspection practices are required:
- Inspect for damage.
- Monitor for sediment accumulation.
- Examine to ensure that inlet and outlet devices are free of debris and operational.
- Mow side slopes.
- Manage and harvest plants and trees.
To report damage or issues please call (505) 352-7744