15A NCAC 07H .0402      SIGNIFICANCE

(a)  These vulnerable, critical water supplies, if degraded, could adversely affect public health or require substantial monetary outlays by affected communities for alternative water source development.

(b)  Uncontrolled development within the designated boundaries of a watershed or well field site could cause significant changes in runoff patterns or water withdrawal rates that may adversely affect the quantity and quality of the raw water supply.  Also, incompatible development could adversely affect water quality by introducing a wide variety of pollutants from homes, businesses, or industries, either through subsurface discharge, surface runoff, or seepage into the vulnerable water supply.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113A‑107(a); 113A‑107(b); 113A‑113(b)(3)a; 113A‑124;

Eff. September 9, 1977.