Groundwater and Wastewater Services

Provides plan review, permitting and evaluation of onsite wastewater (septic) systems and private wells and reduces exposure to contaminated groundwater.  

Well Information System

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Educational Resources

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  1. Groundwater Guardian Program

    Groundwater Guardian is a program of The Groundwater Foundation that provides support and encouragement for communities and teams of all types (cities, counties, watersheds, organizations, agencies, schools, etc.) to begin groundwater awareness activities

  2. Home Heating Oil Tanks

    There are two basic types of home heating oil tanks, above ground storage tanks (AST) and underground storage tanks (UST).

  3. Mecklenburg Priority List

    The Mecklenburg Priority List (MPL) program was established in 1989 to respond to the need for a more aggressive approach to protect citizens from drinking contaminated groundwater.

  4. Septic System Abandonment

    Your septic system has served an important function. This on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system allowed your property to be developed when municipal sewer was not available at your location.

  5. Underground Storage Tank Closure Options

    Different options for closing an underground storage tank.

  6. Public Management Entity Program

    On July 1, 1992 the North Carolina Laws and Rules for Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems, 15A NCAC 18A .1900, were amended to include specific requirements for the maintenance of sewage systems as well as the transfer of authority for subsurface wastewater

  7. Power Outages and Septic Systems

    Power outages can cause major problems with septic systems.

  8. What to Test For

    Learn about important things to test for in groundwater and wastewater.

  9. Well Protection: Taking Care of Your Well

    Learn about ways to protect your well.

  10. Well Chlorination

    Well chlorination is the practice of using chlorine in a well to kill potentially harmful microorganisms.