Water Supply Watershed Program


Updated Draft Water Supply Watershed (WSW) Model Ordinance 

The Updated Draft Water Supply Watershed Model Ordinance will be considered by the EMC's Environmental Management Commission (EMC) at their September 9, 2021 meeting.  The final, approved version will be posted on this web site.



Water Supply Watershed Program Survey

Local governments that implement a WSW Program are required to complete the Water Supply Watershed Program Survey.  If your community has not yet completed the survey, please do so as soon as possible.  If you have already completed the survey but want to make updates, you may do so at the survey link. 


Water Supply Watershed Rules, effective March 1, 2019

15A NCAC 02B .0620  Water Supply Watershed Program: Purpose

15A NCAC 02B .0621  Water Supply Watershed Program: Definitions

15A NCAC 02B .0622  Water Supply Watershed Program: Exclusions and Special Cases

15A NCAC 02B .0623: Water Supply Watershed Program: Program Administration

15A NCAC 02B .0624: Water Supply Watershed Program: Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Pollution Control

NCGS 143-214.5  Water Supply Watershed Protection Act (contains density averaging provision)

Where the WSW Program Applies
Falls Lake Dam photo courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District

The following resources will assist in understanding where the WSW Program applies:

Resources for WSW Communities 

The following resources are intended to assist WSW communties with their programs:

 

For assistance with the WSW Program, contact Paul Clark at (919) 707-3642.