In 2006, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Session Law 2006-202, which required local health departments to initiate programs for permitting, inspection, and testing of private drinking water wells. These include:
Craven County began implementing their private drinking water well program on July 1, 2008. A permit is required before a private drinking water well is installed, repaired, replaced, or abandoned/destroyed within Craven County.
Irrigation or agricultural wells (not used for drinking water) require no permit from the local health department. Information about irrigation/agricultural wells may be obtained from the Division of Water Quality at 252-946-6481.