section .3800 - Private Drinking Water Well Sampling
15A NCAC 18A .3801 DEFINITIONS
The following definitions shall apply throughout this
(1) "Certified laboratory" means the North
Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health certified by the US Environmental
Protection Agency or a laboratory certified by the Certification Section of the
North Carolina Public Health Laboratory pursuant to 10A NCAC 42D to perform
tests to determine the presence of coliform bacteria or the chemical
constituents to be tested.
(2) "Coliform bacteria" or "total
coliform" means aerobic or facultative anaerobic, gram-negative, non-spore
forming, rod shaped bacteria included in the genera Klebsiella, Enterobacter,
Escherichia and Citrobacter. Coliform bacteria originate in soil, vegetation
or the intestinal tract of warm-blooded animals. The presence of coliform
bacteria in a water sample indicate the presence of a pathway for bacteria and
possibly pathogens to gain entry into a water supply system.
(3) "Department of Environment and Natural
Resources" or "Department" means the North Carolina Department
of Environment and Natural Resources. The term also means the authorized
representative of the Department.
(4) "Fecal coliform bacteria" or "fecal
coliform" means a sub-group of coliform bacteria that are present in the intestinal
tract and feces of warm-blooded animals. The presence of fecal coliform
bacteria in a water sample indicate fecal contamination and the presumed
presence of pathogens in the water supply
(5) "Local Health Department" means the
county or district health department or its successor.
(6) "Private drinking water well" means a
private drinking water well as defined in G.S. 87-85(10a).
History Note: Authority G.S. 87-97;
Eff. July 1, 2008.