The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture Message Board › Pond lining advice appreciated
I'm glad you did, David because now I can rest assured no one will be coming after us.
The good news is that the DEP office in Portland responded to my call immediately this morning. They put me on the phone with Bill who's on call to day. When I described what we're doing he said we did not need a permit. His main concern was how the water would get into the pond. (It'll come mainly from two adjoining downspouts and piped underground into the pond.) I heard relief in his voice when he heard that it was not coming from a stream.
We're lucky it seems that the DEP staff here is not as legalistic as in your area.