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  • Pond/Lake & Water to the House

    I would like to build roughly about an acre lake on our property by damning up one end of a ravine. My wish would be for it to provide water to the house & garden in addition to recreation. Our house sits on the north side of the ravine, & the garden would be on the back side of the damn or what is now the opening of the ravine. I know there would have to be a filtration system & probably some kind of pump system. I have not done enough research to know everything that needs to happen. I am not even sure where to start. Anyone have any ideas? Our reasoning for wanting to do this is the poor quality of water here & being able to not pay a water bill.
    Last edited by Wrangler Jane; 12-04-2013, 07:36 AM.

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    I have little to base this on, other than what my DW stated, (this was part of her major, though). If you live west of the Mississippi river, it is not legally possible. The gubment stated that they have jurisdiction over the water out here, and its treated like a public utility. And east of.... the environuts get in the way, so ya basically are hosed. Again, she only brought that tidbit of joy one day after class, and she graduated back in 2010, so....

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      [QUOTE][I would like to build roughly about an acre lake on our property by damning up one end of a ravine. My wish would be for it to provide water to the house & garden in addition to recreation. Our house sits on the north side of the ravine, & the garden would be on the back side of the damn or what is now the opening of the ravine. I know there would have to be a filtration system & probably some kind of pump system. I have not done enough research to know everything that needs to happen. I am not even sure where to start. Anyone have any ideas? Our reasoning for wanting to do this is the poor quality of water here & being able to not pay a water bill/QUOTE]

      We'll I'd beg to differ.... the EPA is trying to control all water but as of right now we still have a little thing standing in the way called the 10th amendment. We are dealing with this right now here in Montana and the local Sheriff and County Government has said they will arrest and imprison any Fed that tries to impose any laws or ordinances that are contrary to the current county and state laws. This is why the local sheriff is so important and being involved politically on a local level makes a big difference.

      What you want to do is done all the time and you need to check your local rules on the subject first. Once you do that, I'll be happy to help you understand how to do this and even stock it with fish that the local fish and game will supply you. As long as your not stealing water rights from your neighbors or draining wetlands, you should have no issues.

      Here is a website where my friends and I are working to help folks understand the laws that govern them and not the illusional power grabs that lead folks to falsely assume the wrong things. http://www.defendruralamerica.com/DRA/Home.html
      Utah Representative Ken Ivory has already demonstrated that they can legally de-federalize state lands because of mismanagement and reclaim what is our under the 10th Amendment. Here is an excellent website on that subject. http://www.americanlandscouncil.org/ Folks knowlege is power, know the laws and get involved in educating others.

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        Iowa is west of the Mississippi. My father has built two ponds here and stocked them with fish. The DNR helped him get his fish with no objections to him building them.

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