Starting in about a week, a crew from Engineering, Inc. will commence work on the four retaining ponds within Brookshade. The work is expected to last about eight weeks. The purpose is to ensure that the drainage canals and retaining ponds can handle the natural flow of runoff from the Brookshade community into natural spring beds, minimize erosion, and eliminate areas where stagnant water can accumulate. Required maintenance will include clearing of vegetation, repair of fences, adding rip rap to minimize erosion, and removing accumulated trash, tree clippings and yard waste. As such, the crew will need access to these areas, so please make sure that access to the drainage ponds from/through your yards is available, where needed and that pets do not prevent the crew from entering your property.