Section .0300 - Permitting and Inspection of Private Drinking Water Wells


15A NCAC 02C .0301       Scope and purpose

(a)  The purpose of the rules of this Section is to set out standards for permitting and inspection of private drinking water wells as defined in G.S 87-85 by local health departments pursuant to G.S. 87-97.

(b)  The rules of 15A NCAC 02C .0100 are applicable to private drinking water wells.  In addition to the provisions in 15A NCAC 02C .0100, the following shall apply:

(1)           The well owner shall not place potential sources of groundwater contamination closer to the well than the separation distances specified in 15A NCAC 02C .0107(a)(2) or .0107(a)(3), as applicable; 

(2)           In addition to the provisions in 15A NCAC 02C .0109 PUMPS AND PUMPING EQUIPMENT, the builder, well contractor, pump installer, or homeowner, as applicable, shall provide assistance when necessary to gain access for inspection of the well, pumps, and pumping equipment; and

(3)           In addition to the requirements of 15A NCAC 02C .0113 ABANDONMENT OF WELLS, any well which acts as a source or channel of contamination shall be repaired or permanently abandoned within 30 days of receipt of notice from the local health department.  The person abandoning the well shall provide a minimum 24-hour notice to the local health department prior to commencement of permanent abandonment procedures.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 87-87; 87-97;

Eff. July 1, 2008.