This site contains links to the rules and regulations applicable to public water systems for the State of North Carolina.
The rules are found in Title 15A, Subchapter 18C of the North Carolina Administrative Codes. Because the state "Rules Governing Public Water Systems" has adopted both state laws and federal regulations by reference, copies of these adoptions are incorporated into the rules on line. Each adoption is preceded by "ADOPTED BY REFERENCE" and printed in bold print. The rules and regulations are as current as possible as of July 2010. The most recent version of federal regulations 40 C.F.R. Part 141 and Part 142 may also be found at the internet address http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov.
These documents are provided as a courtesy to the public. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these documents; however, the Public Water Supply Section does not guarantee the accuracy this information. Compliance with requirements of the regulations and statutes is the responsibility of the individual water system owners. If any discrepancies are found, please notify us by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "PWSS Rules."
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Printed copies of the "Rules Governing Public
Water Systems" are now available at a cost of $10 per copy
(price is subject to change). Please contact Pansy
Johnson before ordering to verify the current price.
Checks or money orders should be made payable to DENR-Public
Water Supply Section and mailed to: Public Water Supply Section,
1634 Mail Service
Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1634
. Copies may also be purchased on the 13th floor of
the Archdale Building,
512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh
27604. Cash is no longer accepted.