section .0100 – general requirements

Published: 2015

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subchapter 02U – Reclaimed Water


section .0100 – general requirements


15A NCAC 02U .0101       PURPOSE

(a)  The rules in this Subchapter apply to reclaimed water

systems.  This includes the generation and utilization of tertiary treated

wastewater effluent meeting the standards in Rule .0301 of this Subchapter,

used in a beneficial manner and for the purpose of conservation of the State's

water resources by reducing the use of a water resource (potable water, surface

water, groundwater).

(b)  The disposal of treated wastewater effluent that does

not serve in place of the use of a water resource is covered by Subchapter 02T

of this Chapter.

(c)  Reclaimed water utilization systems permitted pursuant

to this Subchapter do not exempt any discharge to waters of the State from

meeting the permitting requirements established by the National Pollutant

Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program pursuant to G.S. 143-215.1

and 15A NCAC 02H .0100.

(c)  Any use of reclaimed water for Aquifer Storage and

Recovery shall be in accordance with G.S. 143-214.2.

(e)  Requirements for closed-loop recycle systems are

provided in Section .1000 of Subchapter 02T of this Chapter.

(f)  The rules in this subchapter set forth the requirements

and procedures for application and issuance of permits for the following

reclaimed water systems:

(1)           treatment works;

(2)           utilization systems;

(3)           bulk distribution programs; and

(4)           local program approval.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-215.1; 143-215.1(f);

143-215.3(a)(1); 143-355.5;

Eff. June 18, 2011.


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