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standing water and other problems

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by tiffany, May 24, 2001.

  1. tiffany

    tiffany LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    My parents are nearing retirement, and are building a home in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Their lot has a lot of standing water, and it is mostly wetlands, and I have some pond questions. The first problem is a large area (40' x 20' or so) of standing water in the front of the lot. They would like to do something with this, but the zoning laws and enviornmental protection laws prohibit filling it in or digging it out. I am guessing that it is an average of 2' deep now. Is there any way to make this a pond area? Another issue is that for years, my father has dreamed of a koi pond. I would love to install an aquascape kit for him (retirement present), but I am not sure if the standing water on the lot or the water table in that area will make it difficult? Any help would be great! Thanks!
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    Is the lot buildable? we have been seeing people here who buy wet land lots and not being able to build on them do to Corp or other environmental agencys get the applcations for permits.
  3. tiffany

    tiffany LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    yep. They have all of the permits to build, and the contractor and architect are done with the plans and ready to break ground in a few months.

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