In 2006, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Session Law 2006-202 (PDF, 114 KB), which requires local health departments to initiate programs for permitting, inspection and testing of private drinking water wells which are constructed, repaired or abandoned, on or after July 1, 2008. As a result, county health departments enforce state statutes and rules, and receive technical and legal assistance from the Environmental Healh Section.
The types of wells covered by the program include (1) private wells that serve a single residence and (2) transient non-community water supply wells that do not meet the definition of “public water supply” in 15A NCAC 18C (i.e. restaurants, churches, and medical facilities).
Program implementation date for all 100 counties was July 1, 2008.