Sampson County Environmental Health inspects, sites, and permits private drinking water wells in accordance with state rules and regulations. This includes:
- Locating the well a safe distance from possible sources of contamination;
- Observing the grouting of the well to prevent potential avenues of contamination around the well casing;
- Obtaining water samples to ensure that the well is producing safe, potable water.
Sampson County Environmental Health provides the public with a water sampling service that allows for water to be tested for several different parameters including:
- Inorganic Chemical
- Nitrates and Nitrites
- Petroleum and Pesticides
Well Application and Permitting Process
- Make application for well permit and assessed fees.
- Applicant is assigned to Environmental Health Specialist (EHS)
- Once on the lot, EHS will designate a site for the well meeting all standards and safe distances from any contamination.
- Applicant is issued a permit construct well and select a well contractor.
- EHS conducts a well inspection with well contractor to ensure well meets all standards/rules.
- EHS will then collect samples. Then a certificate of completion is issued to the applicant.