Pondless Waterfalls

We service Maryland, District of Columbia, and Northern VA

pondless waterfall

Pondless waterfalls and streams are the perfect solution for people who only want to enjoy the sight and sound of water but do not want the maintenance associated with having a pond with wildlife in it. They are also a very good solution for small spaces or communities with specific landscape codes such as Columbia, MD.

Pondless waterfalls are in essence waterfalls that vanish into the ground or go into a stream that vanishes into the ground. The vanishing water “magic” is achieved by digging a hole which is then lined with liner and rocks, and filled with water. Special extra-strong, non-toxic plastic cages can be used to retain the walls of the hole and reserve the full volume of the hole for water. The water is returned by a pump back to the top of the waterfall with a hidden piping. Pondless waterfall can be later on converted into a complete water garden with a pond.

Pondless waterfalls are also the perfect complement to rainwater harvesting systems. Any rainwater harvesting system reservoir can be used as the “hole” where water vanishes. This is a popular combination in our region where many people who are concerned with storm water runoff into the Chesapeake Bay install them.