15a ncac 18a .3404       SWIMMING ADVISORIES FOR POINT SOURCE DISCHARGES INTO SWIMMING AREAS

(a)  A wastewater treatment plant that discharges into swimming waters shall be posted by the Division with at least one sign until the discharge is removed.  The sign(s) for a wastewater treatment plant discharge shall convey the following:

ATTENTION: THESE WATERS MAY BE CONTAMINATED BY HUMAN OR ANIMAL WASTE.  SWIMMING IS NOT ADVISED IN THESE WATERS BECAUSE OF THE INCREASED RISK OF ILLNESS.  OFFICE OF THE STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR.

(b)  A swimming advisory shall be issued by the Division and at least two signs shall be posted at a storm drain or storm water discharge that is actively discharging into a swimming area.  Signs shall be placed to advise the public as they enter the area impacted by the drain.   The signs for a storm drain or storm water discharge shall convey the following:

SWIMMING IS NOT RECOMMENDED BETWEEN SIGNS.  WATERS MAY BE CONTAMINATED BY DISCHARGE FROM PIPE.  OFFICE OF THE STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR.

(c)  A swimming advisory shall be issued by the Division and at least two signs shall be posted at a storm drain where flood waters are being pumped into a swimming area.  The signs shall remain posted for at least 24 hours after the pumping of flood waters has ceased.  The signs shall convey the following:

SWIMMING IS NOT RECOMMENDED BETWEEN SIGNS.  WATERS MAY BE CONTAMINATED BY DISCHARGE FROM PIPE.  OFFICE OF THE STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR.

(d)  A swimming advisory shall be issued by the Division and at least two signs shall be posted at an area receiving dredge material on a swimming beach when the dredge material is being pumped from an area closed to shellfish harvesting.  The signs shall convey the following:

SWIMMING IS NOT RECOMMENDED BETWEEN SIGNS.  WATERS MAY BE CONTAMINATED BY DISCHARGE FROM PIPE.  OFFICE OF THE STATE HEALTH DIRECTOR.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A-233.1;

Eff. January 1, 2004.