15A NCAC 02U .0103       DEFINITIONS

The terms used in this Subchapter are defined in G.S. 143-212 and 143-213, and 15A NCAC 02T .0103 except as provided in this Rule as follows:

(1)           "Beneficial manner" means the use of water as a necessary part of an activity or process to which the water is being added.

(2)           "Beneficial Reuse" means the utilization of reclaimed water in a beneficial manner and for the purpose of conservation of the State's water resources by reducing the use of other water resources (potable water, surface water, groundwater).

(3)           "Conjunctive system" means a system where the reclaimed water option is not necessary to meet the wastewater disposal needs of the facility and where other wastewater utilization or disposal methods (e.g., NPDES permit) are available to the facility at all times.

(4)           "Direct contact irrigation" means application methods that result in the direct contact of reclaimed water on the portion of the crop intended for human consumption.

(5)           "Five-day side stream detention pond" means a basin capable of holding five days worth of treatment plant effluent (permitted flow capacity) in the event that the reclaimed water does not meet the required quality standards for the approved use.

(6)           "Indirect contact irrigation" means application methods that will preclude direct contact of reclaimed water on the portion of the crop intended for human consumption.

(7)           "Net environmental benefit" associated with wetlands augmentation sites is documented evidence supporting continued maintenance of natural conditions, and the protection of endangered species as required in Rule .0105(c)(10) of this Section.  Wetland augmentation systems shall provide documentation of the protection of existing wetland uses in accordance with 15A NCAC 02B .0201(f) and .0231 and shall not result in net degradation of the wetland.

(8)           "Reclaimed Water" means treated wastewater effluent, meeting effluent standards established pursuant to Rule .0301 of this Subchapter, and used for beneficial reuse.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-213; 143-215.3(a)(1);

Eff. June 18, 2011.