Supplying rainwater drainage to a pond

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Old 06-24-01, 09:23 AM
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Hello,

We have just built a backyard pond for Koi and sturgeon. Is it okay to have roof and surface water drainage from a driveway feed into the pond? I would do this only as a means of supplmenting the water. The pond has a bio filter and waterfall. The roof is a composition that has been treated to resist moss growth. Most of the driveway runoff is from an asphalt driveway. I would probably build in some type of settling filter rather than dumping it directly in.

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Mark Biederbeck
 
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Old 06-24-01, 09:47 AM
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Mark,
Roof water alone would probably be okay, but the driveway water would contain oils and possibly anti-freeze or other chemicals which would not be good for the fish.
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