Groundwater Classification and Standards (North Carolina)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||North Carolina|
|Name||Groundwater Classification and Standards (North Carolina)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources|
The rules established in this Subchapter 2L of North Carolina Administrative Code Title 15A are intended to maintain and preserve the quality of the groundwaters, prevent and abate pollution and contamination of the waters of the state, protect public health, and permit management of the groundwaters for their best usage by the citizens of North Carolina. It is the policy of the Commission that the best usage of the groundwaters of the state is as a source of drinking water. These groundwaters generally are a potable source of drinking water without the necessity of significant treatment. It is the intent of these Rules to protect the overall high quality of North Carolina's groundwaters to the level established by the standards and to enhance and restore the quality of degraded groundwaters where feasible and necessary to protect human health and the environment, or to ensure their suitability as a future source of drinking water.
|Contact Name||Debra Watts|
|Department||Department of Environment and Natural Resources|
|Division||Water Quality Division|
|Address||512 N. Salisbury Street, Archdale Building|
|Address 2||1636 Mail Service Center|
|Place||Raleigh, North Carolina|
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