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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Local Water Supply Plan?
A LWSP is an assessment of current and future community water supply needs and the ability of a water system to meet them.

What is a Water Shortage Response Plan?
A Water Shortage Response Plan is a requirement of a LWSP. A WSRP establishes authority for declaration of a water shortage, defines different phases of water shortage severity, and outlines appropriate responses for each phase.

Who is required to prepare a Local Water Supply Plan?
All units of local government that provide or plan to provide public water service and all community water systems having 1,000 or more connections or serving more than 3,000 people in North Carolina are required to prepare and submit a LWSP, as mandated by NC General Statute 143-355 (l).

Why is a Local Water Supply Plan necessary?
By looking at current and future needs, LWSPs allow local governments to better manage water supplies, plan for water supply system improvements, and prepare for a variety of water shortage situations. Planning at the local level is the best place to address and respond to water shortages.

When are Local Water Supply Plans due?
Water Systems must submit updated plans based on 2013 calendar year conditions by April 1, 2014.

Where do I submit my Local Water Supply Plan?
LWSPs may be prepared and submitted online or mailed to: Local Water Supply Plan, NC Division of Water Resources, 1611 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1611.

How will I know my plan is complete?
Division of Water Resources staff will review your plan to assure it is complete and meets the requirements of NC General Statute 143-355 (l). You will be notified by mail when your LWSP is complete and ready to be approved by your local governing body.

Who can I contact for more information?
If you have additional questions or require assistance, please contact the Division of Water Resources at (919) 707-9000 or lwsp@lists.ncmail.net.

How do I login to the online Local Water Supply Planning (LWSP) Reporting System?
You must enter your water system's Public Water Supply Identification (PWSID) number and your access code to login to the reporting system.

What if I lose my access code?
Please contact the Review Engineer for your basin, listed below:

Albemarle Sound (12-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Big Shoe Heel Creek (09-2): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Broad River (01-1): Linwood Peele at 919-707-9024
Cape Fear River (02-3): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Catawba River (03-1): Linwood Peele at 919-707-9024
Chowan River (04-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Contentnea Creek (10-2): Linwood Peele at 919-707-9024
Deep River (02-2): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Fishing Creek (15-2): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
French Broad River (05-2): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Haw River (02-1): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Hiwassee River (06-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Little Tennessee River (07-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Lumber River (09-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Meherrin River (04-2): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Neuse River (10-1): Linwood Peele at 919-707-9024
New River (02-6): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
New River (11-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Nolichucky River (05-1): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Northeast Cape Fear River (02-5): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Ocoee River (13-1): Linwood Peele at 919-707-9024
Pamlico River & Sound (15-3): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Pigeon River (05-3): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Roanoke River (14-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Rocky River (18-4): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Savannah River (08-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Shallotte River (09-4): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
South Fork Catawba River (03-2): Linwood Peele at 919-707-9024
South River (02-4): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
South Yadkin River (18-2): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Tar River (15-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Trent River (10-3): Linwood Peele at 919-707-9024
Tuskasegee River (07-2): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Uwharrie River (18-3): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002
Waccamaw River (09-3): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
Watauga River (16-1): Wayne Howard at 919-707-9017
White Oak River (17-1): Linwood Peele at 919-707-9024
Yadkin River (18-1): Vardry Austin at 919-707-9002