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Water Supply Watershed Protection Program




New Water Supply Watershed Protection 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)

Stay tuned for an fact sheet on the new rules that will be coming soon!

Key Program Information

Program HistoryFalls Lake Dam photo courtesy US Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District

List of Local Government Watershed Programs

Water Supply Watershed Interactive Map

Guide to Surface Freshwater Classifications in North Carolina (brochure)

Surface Water Classifications Described (includes WS-I, WS-II, WS-III, WS-IV, WS-V)

Use Searchable Reports to find a waterbody's classification, index number or name.

Resources for Local Governments 

Factsheet: What's Allowed and Not Allowed In Water Supply Watershed

Model Ordinance

Memo on Density Averaging

Forms

Streamlines:  Archived editions of this electronic informational newsletter for Watershed Administrators

Upcoming Stormwater Training Opportunities 

North Carolina Water Supply Watersheds

Download the Water Supply Watershed Map shown above.

Find a water supply watershed using the online Interactive Water Supply Watershed Map

Previous Water Supply Watershed Rules

15A NCAC 2B .0104 Schedule of implementation, stormwater control measures, etc.; applies to all WS classes

15A NCAC 2B .0202 Definitions; see also 15A NCAC 2H .1002 for definition of "built-upon area."

15A NCAC 2B .0212 WS-I

15A NCAC 2B .0214 WS-II

15A NCAC 2B .0215 WS-III

15A NCAC 2B .0216 WS-IV

15A NCAC 2B .0218 WS-V