15A NCAC 02E .0604       ANNUAL REPORTING OF WATER USE DATA

In order to improve the availability of data for the development of the State water supply plan to be used when managing water resources during drought and water supply emergencies and to provide a basis for evaluating the effectiveness of emergency water conservation measures, the following data reporting requirements have been established:

(1)           Water systems that are required to prepare a Local Water Supply Plan under G.S. 143-355(l) shall, irrespective of the issuance of a drought advisory, annually report to the Department the following information:

(a)           Water system identification information;

(b)           Annual average daily water use (total amount of surface and ground water withdrawn as well as water supplied by another system) by the water system, in million gallons per day (MGD);

(c)           The average daily water use (total amount of surface and ground water withdrawn as well as water supplied by another system) for each month of the prior calendar year, in million gallons per day (MGD);

(d)           The number of connections for residential, industrial, commercial and institutional metered and non-metered water use, as of December 31st of the reporting year;

(e)           The annual average daily water use in million gallons per day (MGD) categorized by residential, industrial, commercial, institutional water uses and sales to other systems to the extent that this information by category is available; and

(f)            Water used by the system, in addition to the amount delivered to customers, to meet water treatment and distribution requirements, in million gallons per day (MGD).

(2)           All persons that are required to register water withdrawals and transfers under G.S. 143-215.22H, who are not subject to Item (1) of this Rule, shall annually report to the Department monthly average water use in million gallons per day (MGD) for each month.  The following information shall be reported:

(a)           Owner and facility identification information;

(b)           Sources of water withdrawn;

(c)           Number of days water was withdrawn for each month; and

(d)           Average daily withdrawal for the actual number of days water was withdrawn each month, in million gallons per day (MGD).

(3)           Data shall be submitted electronically. Water users that exhibit to the Division of Water Resources an inability to submit data electronically may submit data in writing on a form supplied by the Department.

(4)           Data shall be submitted to the Department by April 1st of each year for the period of January 1st to December 31st of the prior year.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-355(k); 143-355(l); 143-354(a);

Eff. March 19, 2007.