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Water Quality - DWQ APS GPU Well Program

Water Quality

Groundwater Protection Branch :: Program Areas

Well Program

Large Capacity Water Supply Wells

  • Permits are required to construct any water supply well or water well system with a design capacity equal to or greater than 100,000 gallons per day.  
  • Applicable well construction standards are described in 15A NCAC 2C .0107.  
  • Permit applications are to be submitted to the appropriate DWR Regional Office of the region in which the proposed well or well system will be constructed.  
  • Permits are issued by DWR Regional Offices within 15 days of receipt of a complete permit application package.

Monitoring Wells

  • Permits are required to construct any monitoring well or monitoring well system constructed to assess hydrogeologic conditions on property not owned by the well owner.
  • Applicable well construction standards are described in 15A NCAC 2C .0108.  
  • Permit applications are to be submitted to the appropriate DWR Regional Office of the region in which the proposed well or well system will be constructed.  
  • Permits are issued by DWR Regional Offices within 15 days of receipt of a complete permit application package.

Recovery Wells

  • Permits are required to construct any well or well system constructed to recover contaminated groundwater or other liquids from the subsurface.  
  • Applicable well construction standards are described in 15A NCAC 2C .0108.  
  • Permit applications are to be submitted to the appropriate DWR Regional Office of the region in which the proposed well or well system will be constructed.  
  • Permits are issued by DWR Regional Offices within 15 days of receipt of a complete permit application package.

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