The Department Of Environmental Quality Sends A Letter To A Man And He Sends Them A Hilarious Reply


Every homeowner desires to embellish their house. Whether they would do it with the help of some elaborate interior design or through some external gardening, most homeowners want to transform their home and give it a personal and unique touch. While some prefer beds of flowers and birdbaths everywhere, others might prefer a giant trampoline in the backyard.

However, this homeowner received a letter in the mail forbidding him from completing his construction. The story was sent by a user to the website

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A letter was sent to a man by the name of Ryan DeVries, who lives in the State of Pennsylvania. The letter was in regards to a ‘pond on his property.’

In the letter, Ryan was cited for the ‘construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond.’

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, Ryan had illegally constructed several ‘wooden dams’ that would create blockages during times of heavy rain.

The State of Pennsylvania

As stated in the letter: ‘The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event causing debris and flooding at downstream locations.’

It went on to talk about the dangers inherent in constructing a permit-less dam: ‘We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted.’

As a result, Ryan was given 2 weeks to revert the process of this construction and remove the dams.

However, Ryan decided to send a letter back to the Department in order to plead his case.

In his return document, Ryan informed the Department that although he is the ‘legal landowner’ of the property, he is not responsible for the construction.

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