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Water Use Registration and Allocation (North Carolina)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Construction
Transportation
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
North Carolina
Program Type 
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Department of Environment and Natural Resources

This rule states regulations for water withdrawals, permits required for withdrawals and water use during water droughts and emergencies. Self-supplied business and industrial water users subject to the water withdrawal registration shall prepare a written plan, for responding to water shortages that is consistent with industry water efficiency and drought response guidelines. Business and industrial water users that depend on the water storage of a privately or publicly owned impoundment or withdraw water under a contract issued by the owner of an impoundment shall have a written plan for responding to water shortages that is consistent with the provisions of the contract and with any Water Shortage Response Plan provisions established by the owner of the impoundment. Business and industrial water users that are supplied water by a publicly or privately owned water system shall establish a procedure for responding to water shortages that is complementary to their water purveyor's Water Shortage Response Plan.