Water Resources North Carolina Drought Conditions Each Thursday, the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council updates state-wide drought status and classifications with maps, current conditions, counties affected, resources, and action recommendations. Access Drought Information Here What We Do The Division of Water Resources, with central offices in Raleigh and seven regional offices located across the state, ensures safe drinking water in accordance with federal requirements, issues pollution control permits, monitors permit compliance, evaluates environmental water quantity and quality, and carries out enforcement actions for violations of environmental regulations. The division's administrative staff and six sections (Public Water Supply, Water Planning, Water Quality Permitting, Water Quality Regional Operations, Water Sciences, and Groundwater Resources) administer the laws, policies and rules established by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the state's Environmental Management Commission and the N.C. General Assembly, the state legislative body. Explore The Division of Water Resources Laserfiche Document Search Water Map/Data Locator Emergency Response Sections & Resources Public Water Supply Public water system compliance and assistance Water Quality Permitting Industrial, municipal, NPDES, all wastewater, 401, buffer transportation, pretreatment program Regional Operations Permit compliance, emergency response, water testing & reporting Contacts & Staff Listing Searchable database to locate staff responsible for specific areas Operator Certification Professional licensure for operators of drinking water, waste water, and animal waste facilities Groundwater Resources Well Construction & Permitting, Corrective Action Program, Underground Injection Well Program, Groundwater Resource Management Water Planning Classifications and Standards, 303(d)/TMDLs, 319 and 205(j) Grants, Nutrient Management, Basin Plans, Local Water Supply Plans, Water Withdrawal & Transfer Registration Water Sciences Water Quality Monitoring, Biological Assessment, Chemistry Labs, Aquatic Toxicology, Lab Certification, Special Studies Topics Animal Feeding Operations BIMS Data & Statistics Drinking Water Drought e-DMR Education & Technical Assistance Emergency Response Employee Resources Forms & Publications Grants & Financial Assistance Other Water-Related Sites Permits & Registrations Planning Public Information River Basins Regulations & Guidance Commissions Learn about commissions that regulate water resources in NC. Organization Chart View the Water Resources organization. Public Notices Public notices and hearings for the Division of Water Resources. Programs It's Our Water NC Drinking Water Protection Program NC Drought Management Advisory Council NC Source Water Collaborative Operator Certification Programs Save Water NC Data & Statistics Explore Water Resources data and statistics. Press Releases Get the latest news from Division of Water Resources. Maps & Data Explore Water Resources maps.