87-83 Short title
87-84 Findings and policy
87-85 Definitions
87-86 Scope
87-87 Authority to adopt rules, regulations, and procedures
87-88 General standards and requirements
87-89 Existing installations
87-90 Rights of investigation, entry, access and inspection
87-91 Notice of violation; remedial action order
87-92 Hearings; appeals
87-94 Civil penalties
87-95 Injunctive relief
87-96 Conflict with other laws
87-97 Permitting, inspection, and testing of private drinking water wells
87-97.1 Issuance of permit for irrigation water well
87-97.2 Issuance of permit for property within service area of a public water system
87-98 Bernard Allen Memorial Emergency Drinking Water Fund

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 87 > Article 7

  • Abandoned well: means a well whose use has been discontinued, or which is in such a state of disrepair that continued use for obtaining groundwater or other useful purpose is impracticable. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • Aquifer: means a geologic formation, group of such formations, or a part of such a formation that is water bearing. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • Department: means the Department of Environmental Quality unless otherwise indicated. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • Environmental Management Commission: means the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission or its successor, unless otherwise indicated. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Installation of pumps and pumping equipment: means the procedure employed in the placement and preparation for operation of pumps and pumping equipment, including all construction involved in making entrances to the well and establishing seals. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • Nonpotable mineralized water: means brackish, saline, or other water containing minerals of such quantity or type as to render the water unsafe, harmful or generally unsuitable for human consumption and general use. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • oath: shall be construed to include "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Person: shall mean any and all persons, including individuals, firms, partnerships, associations, public or private institutions, municipalities or political subdivisions, governmental agencies, or private or public corporations organized or existing under the laws of this State or any other state or country. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • Polluted water: means water containing organic or other contaminants of such type and quantity as to render it unsafe, harmful or unsuitable for human consumption and general use. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • private drinking water well: includes a well that supplies drinking water to a transient noncommunity water system as defined in 40 Code of Federal Regulations ? 141. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • pumping equipment: means any equipment or materials utilized or intended for use in withdrawing or obtaining groundwater including well seals. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • Repair: means work involved in deepening, reaming, sealing, installing or changing casing depths, perforating, screening, or cleaning, acidizing or redevelopment of a well excavation, or any other work which results in breaking or opening the well seal. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of such official seal, made upon the paper alone, as well as an impression made by means of a wafer or of wax affixed thereto. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • United States: shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-941
  • Water supply well: means any well intended or usable as a source of water supply, but not to include a well constructed by an individual on land which is owned or leased by him, appurtenant to a single-family dwelling, and intended for domestic use (including household purposes, farm livestock, or gardens). See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • Well: means any excavation that is cored, bored, drilled, jetted, dug or otherwise constructed for the purpose of locating, testing or withdrawing groundwater or for evaluating, testing, developing, draining or recharging any groundwater reservoirs or aquifer, or that may control, divert, or otherwise cause the movement of water from or into any aquifer. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85
  • Well seal: means an approved arrangement or device used to cap a well or to establish and maintain a junction between the casing or curbing of a well and the piping or equipment installed therein, the purpose or function of which is to prevent pollutants from entering the well at the upper terminal. See North Carolina General Statutes 87-85