(a)  Growing waters shall be divided into growing areas by the Division.

(b)  A sanitary survey shall be conducted for each growing area every three years except growing areas that are totally prohibited, and shall include the following:

(1)           A shoreline survey to evaluate pollution sources that may affect the area.

(2)           A hydrographic survey to evaluate meteorological and hydrographic factors that may affect distribution of pollutants.

(3)           A bacteriological survey to assess water quality.  A bacteriological survey shall include the collection of growing area water samples and their analysis for fecal coliforms.  The number and location of sampling stations shall be selected to produce the data necessary to effectively evaluate point and non‑point pollution sources.  A minimum of 15 sets of samples shall be collected from growing areas during the three year evaluation period.  Areas without a shoreline may be sampled less frequently.

(c)  Sanitary survey reports shall be prepared every three years.

(d)  All sanitary survey reports shall be maintained by the Division.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑230;

Eff. June 1, 1989.