Carteret County Environmental Health has been enforcing North Carolina Private Drinking Water Well Rules since July 1, 2008. The rules affect many people throughout our county and across the State of North Carolina as nearly half of our State's population obtains their drinking water from a private well. These rules serve to help further protect the public's health by ensuring private drinking water wells are constructed in a manner that not only provides safe drinking water to the user, but protects the groundwater source as well.
Local Irrigation Well Rules
Local Irrigation Well Rules adopted by the Carteret County Board of Health became effective on June 30, 2013. These rules were put into place to reduce the incidence of improper location of irrigation wells in areas of potential ground water contamination, and to provide oversight for proper installation. Irrigation wells must meet the same location and construction standards as private drinking water wells.