HEBRON, Ky. - What was supposed to be an asset for the Treetops development in Hebron has now become a pond full of algae and dead fish.
"It smells, it's totally covered in algae, I wouldn't let my dogs drink the water from the pond, its gotten that bad," said Don Johnston, who lives along the pond.
Jim Brassfield has lived along the pond for 17 years. He blames the problems with the pond on sediment from new construction.
Brassfield called the Environmental Protection Agency about the issue in 2008.
"The EPA came and found them (the developer) in violation of their sediment and erosion control, and they made them address that and put new silt fences in, but what they didn't make them do was come in and make them address all the mud that had flowed into the lake," said Brassfield.
Now residents are looking for someone to help them get their pond back.
Brassfield says agencies aren't willing to help clean the pond because the pond is privately owned by the homeowners.
"I don't think anybody in good faith thought that meant we'd be cleaning up the mess from somebody else that poured into our lake," said Brassfield.
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