15A NCAC 18A .1416       WATER SUPPLY

(a)  There shall be provided a water supply from an approved source. An approved emergency source shall be provided in addition where necessary.  Facilities approved by the Department for the distribution and dispensing of water shall be provided.  The sponsor shall have in his possession, at the time of inspection, the reports of bacteriological and chemical examinations of water samples performed by the Division of Laboratory Services or another laboratory certified by the Department to perform such examinations.  The water shall be chlorinated so as to provide a free chlorine residual of at least 1.0 part per million at all outlets at all times during the gathering.  The water supply and the facilities for distribution and dispensing shall be provided with effective safeguards to prevent the introduction of hallucinogenic drugs or other contamination.

(b)  If water is to be provided only for drinking and washing, water shall be supplied at a rate of three gallons per person per day and a peak hour demand of one and one‑half pints per person.  If water is to be provided for drinking, washing, and bathing, water shall be supplied at a rate of 12 gallons per day per person and a peak hour demand of six pints per person.

(c)  Water shall be obtained from a public or community water supply approved by the Department.  If a new source of water supply is to be provided, the application shall be accompanied by the necessary plans, engineer's report, and specifications (in triplicate) as required for review and approval by the Department.  The application shall include plans, engineer's report, and specifications for an emergency source capable of supplying at least three gallons per day per person.  If water is to be hauled from an off‑site source, storage facilities shall be provided in the area sufficient in volume to supply the needs of the gathering for its duration.  Before being filled with water for use during the gathering, all such storage tanks shall be cleaned thoroughly, filled with clean water containing a chlorine residual of at least 100 parts per million, and, after a contact time of at least 24 hours, all such tanks shall be emptied.  Subsequently, and prior to the issuance of a permit, all such tanks shall be filled with water from an approved source and all inlets to such tanks shall be closed and locked so as to give positive protection against the introduction of contamination.

(d)  Water outlets shall be provided at an adequate number of convenient and readily accessible locations properly distributed throughout the activity and camping areas.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑257;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; June 30, 1980.