(a)  The Commission may receive initial allocation requests from local governments beginning on this Section's effective date. In order to be reviewed, applications must contain the following information:

(1)           Projected population and water use, including a detailed map of the existing and projected water service areas;

(2)           A listing of water sources presently available, including estimated yields of these sources;

(3)           An analysis of the yield, quality, and cost of alternative sources of water supply other than Jordan Lake that could meet or partially meet projected needs, including regionalization of systems;

(4)           A description of conservation and demand‑management practices to be used;

(5)           An outline of plans to use water from Jordan Lake, including proposed location of intake and water treatment plant(s), location of wastewater treatment plant(s), any proposed sharing of facilities or other cooperative arrangements with other local governments, and a proposed schedule of development;

(6)           A plan for monitoring the quality of the raw and finished water in accordance with the requirements of North Carolina's Department of Human Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;

(7)           The estimated cost of developing water supply facilities at Jordan Lake, also costs of alternative sources of supply; and

(8)           A letter of intent to enter into a financial commitment for Jordan Lake water storage.

(b)  The Commission or the department may request such additional information as may be reasonably necessary for a complete understanding of the allocation request.

(c)  Local governments may apply for two levels of allocation: Level I allocations are for applicants which have demonstrated an immediate need and will commence withdrawals within five years of the effective date of allocation; Level II allocations are for applicants with documented longer range needs for water.

(d)  The applicant should include in the application the assumptions and the methodology used to develop projections. The Commission will assist applicants by providing a copy of departmental procedures for projecting water supply demands and determining yields.

(e)  Using departmental procedures for projecting water supply demands and determining yields, the department will provide the Commission an independent assessment of the applicant's water supply needs.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑215.3(a)(1); 143‑354(a)(11); 143B‑282;

Eff. March 1, 1988;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. February 16, 2019.