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Annual Water Use Reporting

There are currently three systems for reporting annual water use, Local Water Supply Planning, Water Withdrawal Registration & Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area Registration.   

The Local Water Supply Planning system is intended to be used by either :  
  • units of local government that provide (or plan to provide) public water service, or
  • community water systems having 1,000 or more connections or serving more than 3,000 people.
The Water Withdrawal and Transfer Registration system is intended to be used by:  
  • Any non-agricultural water user who withdraws 100,000 gallons or more of ground water or surface water in any one day.
  • Any non-agricultural water user who transfers 100,000 gallons or more of surface water from one river sub-basin as defined in GS 143-215.22G to another sub-basin in any one day.
  • Any agricultural water user who withdraws 1,000,000 gallons or more in any one day of ground water or surface water.
  • Any agricultural water user who transfers 1,000,000 gallons or more from of surface water one river sub-basin as defined in GS 143-215.22G to another sub-basin in any one day.
The Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area Registration program is required for surface and ground water users of more than 10,000 gallons per day within the 15 county Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area.

Notes:
You may be required to report water use under both the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area Registration and the Local Water Supply Planning programs.

Annual water use reporting is not the same as weekly drought water use reporting.   Though similar, Weekly Drought Water Use Reporting is conditional reporting, required only during designated droughts.  If you want the weekly drought water use reporting page instead of annual reporting page, click here.