subchapter 02U – Reclaimed Water
section .0100 – general requirements
15A NCAC 02U .0101 PURPOSE
(a) The rules in this Subchapter apply to reclaimed water systems. This includes the generation and utilization of tertiary treated wastewater effluent meeting the standards in Rule .0301 of this Subchapter, used in a beneficial manner and for the purpose of conservation of the State's water resources by reducing the use of a water resource (potable water, surface water, groundwater).
(b) The disposal of treated wastewater effluent that does not serve in place of the use of a water resource is covered by Subchapter 02T of this Chapter.
(c) Reclaimed water utilization systems permitted pursuant to this Subchapter do not exempt any discharge to waters of the State from meeting the permitting requirements established by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program pursuant to G.S. 143-215.1 and 15A NCAC 02H .0100.
(c) Any use of reclaimed water for Aquifer Storage and Recovery shall be in accordance with G.S. 143-214.2.
(e) Requirements for closed-loop recycle systems are provided in Section .1000 of Subchapter 02T of this Chapter.
(f) The rules in this subchapter set forth the requirements and procedures for application and issuance of permits for the following reclaimed water systems:
(1) treatment works;
(2) utilization systems;
(3) bulk distribution programs; and
(4) local program approval.
History Note: Authority G.S. 143-215.1; 143-215.1(f); 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-355.5;
Eff. June 18, 2011.