Greene County (Greenville, Farmville, Winterville)

GREENVILLE UTILITIES COMMISSION, TOWN OF FARMVILLE, TOWN OF WINTERVILLE, AND GREENE COUNTY
INTERBASIN TRANSFER CERTIFICATE

 

 

Source Basin: Tar River
Receiving Basins: Neuse River, Contentnea Creek
Maximum Daily IBT:
  Tar River to Contentnea Creek: 8.3 MGD
  Tar River to Neuse River: 4.0 MGD

In 2001, the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) enacted the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area (CCPCUA) rules.  These regulations were developed to control groundwater use in the Cretaceous Aquifers in response to decreasing groundwater levels and saltwater intrusion.  The CCPCUA rules require groundwater users in the impacted areas to reduce their consumption in three phases between 2008 and 2018.

The Town of Farmville, Town of Winterville, and Greene County rely on the Cretaceous aquifers for water supply and are affected by the CCPCUA rules.  To comply with CCPCUA reductions and to meet customer demands, these communities have agreed to purchase bulk finished water from the Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC).  These purchases constitute two interbasin transfers.

The Greenville Utilities Commission IBT Certificate for 12.3 mgd was approved at the EMC's November 2010 meeting. - Certificate

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GUC's IBT certificate was issued under NC General Statute §143-215.22I.   Although this statute was repealed in August 2007, it remains applicable for groundwater systems in the fifteen counties designated as the Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area under 15A NCAC 2E .0501 as long as they pursue a certificate prior to January 1, 2013.

Certificate Requirements

Annual Reports

Documentation

  1. Interbasin Transfer Certificate issued November 2010
  2. Hearing Officers' Report, including their recommendations, proposed Findings of Fact, and the draft IBT Certificate (pdf format)
  3. GUC's Petition for an IBT Certificate(pdf format)
  4. GUC's Environmental Assessment and FONSI(pdf format)
  5. Letters to the EMC from the Town of Rocky Mount and the Greenville Utilities Commission(pdf format)