In the compliance order, DEM officials cited dam owner Soscia Holdings, LLC, for violating a recently passes law that requires dams be operated​ “in a manner that is consistent with historic use.” That use is determined by the DEM director. (Rachel Nunes/Patch)COVENTRY, RI — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) issued a compliance order Wednesday, demanding the owner of the dam at Johnson’s Pond in Coventry raise the water level.In the compliance order, DEM officials cited dam owner Soscia Holdings, LLC, for violating a recently passes law that requires dams be operated “in a manner that is consistent with historic use.