Aquifer Protection Section
Groundwater Protection Unit
Purpose and Function
The Groundwater Protection Unit is responsible for protecting and preserving the high quality of North Carolina's groundwater resources. This is accomplished by implementing pollution prevention strategies, compliance assessments, and abatement programs, all of which contribute to the protection of human health and the environment in which we live. In addition to implementing well construction regulations for injection wells and other types of wells, the Groundwater Protection Unit provides hydrogeological support to other DWQ programs that may affect groundwater resources.
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