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Well Owner Risk Explanation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:00am

In an effort to provide well owners a better understanding of the regulations and health risk evaluation process, staff at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has put together a health risk explanation FAQ sheet. This resource explains the regulations that apply to public and private drinking water supplies in North Carolina, discusses the health risk evaluations, and provides insight into how municipal water utilities safely provide drinking water to their customers. In cases where DHHS issued ‘do not drink’ orders, private well owners are advised to participate in individual consultations with DHHS staff to find ways to reduce the risks associated with drinking their well water. Additional information and resources are available at the end of the FAQ sheet.