Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area (CCPCUA) Water Withdrawal Permit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Groundwater Data

CCPCUA Map Interfaces, Forms, Laws & Rules

CCPCUA Staff Contacts

The Environmental Management Commission has designated 15 counties as the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area and approved the CCPCUA rules which create a groundwater use permitting process.  The CCPCUA rules became effective August 1, 2002.

  • Permits are required for groundwater users located in one of the following 15 counties Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Washington, Wayne, or Wilson. 
  • Permits are required for groundwater users of more than 100,000 gallons per day.
  • Annual registration and reporting of withdrawals is required for surface and groundwater users of more than 10,000 gallons per day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Flow chart of CUA permitting process