Development & Connections

Private Water Distribution System Permitting​

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) deems any 2-inch or larger private service line connections to the public water system servicing more than one structure as an extension of the public water distribution system, therefore requiring a permit.  As of August 1, 2010 NCDEQ delegated this authority and duty to CLT Water for these types of metered connections.  Therefore any 2-inch or larger private water distribution main providing water service to more than one structure will require a permit through CLT Water. NCDEQ is no longer issuing permits for these types of water mains if connected to the CLT Water, water distribution system.  

The assigned duties, responsibilities, and requirements of CLT Water as they relate to these systems are as follows:

  1. Review and Approval of Water Distribution Plans, Applications, and associated specifications, if necessary
  2. Issuing Permits for the Approved Plans
  3. Issuance of the "Authorization to Construct" notice for Approved and Permitted Plans
  4. Collecting the Engineer and Owner Certifications
  5. Issuing "Final Approval" notice for the project, which authorizes activation

In order to ensure proper permitting and activation of these systems, CLT Water will place Certificate of Occupancy (CO) Holds on these types of projects. The CO Holds will be removed once CLT Water is in receipt of the Engineer and Owner Certifications and a Final Approval notice is issued. 

Project submittal (including plans and specifications), construction, and testing shall adhere to standards and criteria adopted under the authority of the Standards for CLT Water Private Water Design and Construction and Chapter 130A-317 of the North Carolina General Statutes.  All project information shall be submitted to the CLT Water Tap Team in lieu of NCDEQ.  Please be aware that plan approval and permitting through the CLT Water submittal process does not address all applicable laws, rules, standards, criteria and other approvals and licenses that may be required by the local, state or federal government.

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