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Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
Hal Marshall Services Center
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Environmental Health
704-336-5100

​​​​​​Groundwater & Wastewater Services

 

Groundwater and Wastewater Services (GWS) protects the public's health through the protection of the groundwater resource. GWS​ approves and oversees private wells, wastewater treatment and disposal systems, and other regulated sites. 


On-Line Services​

Homeowner Information
Contractor Info
Forms and Applications
Educational Info​ ​

water droplet Well Informati​on System

water dropletWell and Septic Permit Records

water dropletRegister Your Drinking Water Well

beakerCheck Water Supply Well Sampling

monitoring wellSubsurface Investigation Perm​its & Monitoring Well Registration

Check markCheck Status of a Septic Permit

Question markSubmit a Service Request


Permitting and Registration

Not sure where to start? Select the activity you're interested in below to determine the permitting and registration requirements and find associated forms and fees.

  
  
  
Notes
collapse Service Category : Monitoring Well ‎(3)
Monitoring Well AbandonmentYes - YesNone
Note: All wells that are abandoned must be registered to the SIP obtained for the project/site.  Well abandonment records must be submitted to GWS for processing.  Please include the associated SIP number on the abandonment forms. 
Subsurface InvestigationYes - YesNone
Note: A permit is required before you begin investigation work at the site. You are required to have the permit on site while work is being conducted.
Monitoring Well RegistrationYes - YesSee Note
Note: All wells must be registered to the SIP obtained for the project/site.
 
Bills are mailed out in September of each year. Wells in existence during the previous fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th) will appear on the billing statement.)
Fees
1- 3 Wells: $150
4 Wells: $180
5 Wells: $210
6 Wells: $240
7-10 Wells: $290
11-25 Wells: $450
26-50 Wells: $650
>50 Wells: $850
collapse Service Category : Septic ‎(6)
New Septic System (Residential)Yes - No$250.00
Note: Includes Soil test & Improvement Permit ONLY. Additional $400 required for system installation.
New Septic System (Commercial)Yes - No
Note: Includes Soil Test & Improvement Permit ONLY. Additional $400 required for system installation.
Septic System RepairYes - NoNone
Note: Applicable for residential and commercial.
Modify Plot PlanYes - No$100.00
Note: Applicable for both residential or commercial use.
Septic System AlterationYes - No$300.00
Note: Applicable for both residential and commercial use.
Use Existing Septic SystemYes - No$100.00
Note: Approval is required from GWS prior to receiving a building permit for projects that involve a septic system or a well.
collapse Service Category : Water Supply Well ‎(8)
New Well – Water Supply WellYes - Yes$550.00

Note:

  1. Applicable for the following type of wells:
    • Private
    • Commercial (NOT PWS)
    • Irrigation
    • Transient
  2. Well will be registered by GWS through the permitting process.
Major RepairYes - Yes$100.00

Note:

  1. Applicable for the following type of wells:
    • Private
    • Commercial (NOT PWS)
    • Irrigation
    • Transient Non-Community (TNC)
  2. Well will be registered by GWS through the permitting process.
Minor Repair – Water Supply WellYes - Yes

Note: Well must be registered within 10 working days of completion of repair. Owner/well contractor is responsible for registration.

Applicable for:

  • Private
  • Commercial (NOT PWS)
  • Irrigation
  • Transient Non-Community (TNC)

 

Well AbandonmentYes - YesNone

Note: Applicable for:

  • Commercial (NOT PWS)
  • Irrigation
  • Transient Non-Community (TNC)
  • Public Water Supply (PWS)/Community, Non-Transient
    Non-Community (NTNC)

Will be registered by GWS through the permitting process.

New / Repair (Major & Minor) of Public Water Supply (PWS) WellsNo - Yes$100.00
Note: Applicable to Community and Non-Transient Non-Community (NTNC).
 
Permits issued by DENR.
Registration of Existing Water Supply WellsNo - NoNone
Note: Applicable to Private, Commercial (NOT PWS) and Irrigation. Registration by well owner is voluntary.
Registration of Existing Transient Non-Community (TNC) WellsNo - Yes$150.00/annually

Note: Annual registration required.

Registration of Existing Public Water Supply (PWS) WellsNo - Yes$100.00
Note: One-time registration required.


For More Info

If you have well or septic questions, please contact the Groundwater & Wastewater Services:
704-336-5103 (P)
704-336-6894 (F)
wellreg@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
Hal Marshall Services Center
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Environmental Health
704-336-5100