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Pond Permit Application
The Following is from The Eden Town Code In Regards to Ponds:
Chapter 225: Zoning
Article VI: Supplementary Regulations
§225 – 32: Supplement Use Regulations
Paragraph N: Ponds
[Added 6-13-2001 by L.L. No. 4-2001]
(1) Definitions. As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Any man-made body of water (other than a store-bought, pre-fab type of decorative reservoir or basin), with a surface area greater than 100 square feet and/or a depth of more than 18 inches.
(a) Exemptions. Retention or detention ponds specified, designed and/or approved as part of an approved site plan or subdivision development or otherwise mandated and/or owned by the Town of Eden are exempt from this article.
 No pond shall be constructed without a building permit issued pursuant to this article.
 No pond shall be constructed on any property located within the Hamlet Residential (HR), Office Business (OB), Local Business (LB), General Business (GB) or General Industrial (GI) Zoning Districts nor on a lot with a total area of less than three acres. All ponds shall meet the bulk requirements for Use Group h of the Town of Eden Table of Bulk Regulations.
 All ponds shall be maintained so as to assure that they do not become offensive to neighboring properties by reason of stagnation, algae, mosquito breeding and similar conditions.
 No pond may adversely interfere with or impede the natural flow of water nor adversely impact any floodplain or wetland area.
 No pond shall be constructed without site plan approval by the Eden Planning Board.
 All new ponds shall conform to the requirements of and be approved by the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) of the United States Department of Agriculture or its successor agency.
 If the SCS is not available for assistance with the pond design (or at the option of the applicant), the pond shall be designed by a licensed professional engineer. In the event the pond is designed by a licensed professional engineer, the site plan application shall be accompanied by a pond design report meeting the following requirements:
[a] Include test pit information from site (soil types, groundwater levels, etc.).
[b] Reference SCS standards.
[c] Illustrate how the pond will maintain appropriate water depths.
[d] A survey map depicting the pond and test pit locations (follow site plan requirements); illustrate any inflow or outflow piping/ditches and the location of any ditches, swales and watercourses on the site.
[e] Detail the pond components (inlet and outlet controls, side slopes, emergency spillways, etc.).
[f] Any other information required by the Planning Board.