15A NCAC 02E .0505       ACCEPTABLE WITHDRAWAL METHODS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT

(a)  As of the effective date of this Rule, any person who is not subject to Rule .0502 of this Section and withdraws more than 10,000 gallons per day from surface or ground water in the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area, shall register such withdrawals on a form supplied by the Division and comply with the following provisions:

(1)           Construct new wells such that the pump intake or intakes are above the top of the uppermost confined aquifer that yields water to the well.  Confined aquifer tops are established in the hydrogeological framework;

(2)           Report surface and ground water use to the Division of Water Resources on an annual basis on a form supplied by the Division; and

(3)           Withdraw water in a manner that does not damage the aquifer or cause salt water encroachment or other adverse impacts.

(b)  These requirements do not apply to withdrawals to supply an individual domestic dwelling.

(c)  Agricultural water users may either register water use with the Division of Water Resources as provided in this Rule or provide the information to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.14; 143-355(k);

Eff. August 1, 2002.