Sampson County is in the process of creating a Wellhead Protection Program. This is a voluntary program intended to assist us in protecting the system’s water supply from contamination, and to identify vulnerable areas around our wells called “Wellhead Protection Areas”. Another goal of this program is to make residents and businesses aware that chemicals and other pollutants spilled or dumped in the vicinity of the “Wellhead Protection Area” can be drawn into the wells, possibly contaminating the system’s drinking water supply.
Sampson County is asking for your assistance in developing this program. A draft copy of the Wellhead Protection Plan will be available for review and comment at the Sampson County Public Works Office located at 827 Southeast Boulevard, Clinton, NC 28328 until Monday, September 12, 2022. The Wellhead Protection Program will be presented for approval at the Sampson County Board of Commissioners Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:00pm in the County Auditorium, 435 Rowan Road in Clinton, NC. You are invited to review the program and submit any comments or suggestions to Sampson County. All written public comments will be reviewed by the Wellhead Protection Committee, and any suggestions or comments that may be beneficial will be incorporated into the program. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Linwood Reynolds, Public Works Director, at 910.592.0188.