subchapter 02U Reclaimed Water


section .0100 general requirements


15A NCAC 02U .0101 PURPOSE

(a) The rules in this Subchapter shall apply to reclaimed water systems. This includes the generation and utilization of reclaimed water used in a beneficial manner and for the purpose of conservation of the State's water resources by reducing the use of potable water, surface water, and groundwater.

(b) 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) distribution systems;

(4) bulk distribution programs; and

(5) local program approval.

(c) The disposal of treated wastewater effluent that does not serve in place of the use of a water resource is governed by 15A NCAC 02T.

(d) Reclaimed water utilization systems permitted pursuant to this Subchapter shall 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.

(e) Any use of reclaimed water for Aquifer Storage and Recovery shall be in accordance with G.S. 143-214.2.

(f) The reuse or return of wastewater from a permitted animal waste facility for waste flushing is governed by 15A NCAC 02T .1300.

(g) The recycling of wastewater from groundwater remediation systems through an Injection Well or Infiltration Gallery is governed by 15A NCAC 02T .1600.


History Note: Authority G.S. 143-215.1; 143-215.3(a)(1); 143-355.5;

Eff. June 18, 2011;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2018.