If you are thinking about building a new pond, or if you need to make modifications to an existing pond, Bjornsen Pond Management can help. We will act as technical advisors on your pond project. We know the proper steps, the legal hurdles, and the contractors to ensure you get the pond of your dreams. From initial consultation, to working with regulatory agencies, to hiring the right contractors, we have the experience you’re looking for.
First, you need a water source to build a pond—such as surface runoff, groundwater, springs, or streams.
Next, you will need soil analysis to find out if your soil makeup is consistent with “holding” water.
You will need to consult with your local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office to find out about the regulations that pertain to your property. The NRCS is a branch of the USDA charged with helping landowners conserve soil and water resources. They can advise you on whether or not you need a permit and, if so, which agency you need to apply to.
And finally, you will need to hire a contractor to survey your site, dig the pond, and build the dam (if needed).
Bjornsen Pond Management partners with many subcontractors. Earthmoving and grading is handled by the best in the business. If you have a desire to create a waterfall, for example, we have contractors that specialize in that.
We highly recommend getting in touch with us at the very start of your planning process, allowing us to provide you with money saving tips to consider. We will help you design your pond for how you want it to function—whether that be for aesthetics, swimming, fishing, or other use. Having a detailed design, usability plan, and timeline will make the construction process easier on you and your checkbook.
Bjornsen Pond Management can take your pond from dream to reality.