Water Supply Watershed Protection Program



Draft Updated Revised Water Supply Watershed Protection Model Ordinance available for comment

Revised Updated Draft Model Ordinance  Please provide comments to Paul Clark by May 28, 2021



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 

Density Averaging Powerpoint

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