Pond issues (and laws) hound Wallingford farmer

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Water

When Jeff Andrews dug a quarter-acre pond in his backyard in 2009, he thought he was within his rights. While a portion of his 1and, at 210 Northford Road, sits in protected wetland areas, state statute allows farm ponds of 3 acres or less essential to farming operations in wetlands.

Andrews said he bought the about 100-acre property in 2001 with housing development in mind. He later changed his mind and decided to give farming a try. Andrews now grows hay and raises beef cattle, chickens and honeybees. An irrigation pond was necessary, Andrews said, so 2009, he dug a pond. At its deepest point, it is 16 feet deep, he said.

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