A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ENACT THE PRIVATE WELL WATER EDUCATION ACT AT THE REQUEST OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
Amends GS 87-97(i), providing that the rules adopted by the Commission for Public Health (Commission) in regards to sampling and testing of well water and the reporting of test results must also require local health departments to educate private citizens, who are receiving new private drinking water wells, on the scope of testing required, the availability of optional testing, the limitations of both the required and optional testing, and the minimum drinking water standards.
Amends GS 87-97(j), requiring that the local health department must include, with the required test results given to the owners of newly constructed drinking water wells, a notice detailing the scope of the required testing under this Article and the available optional testing, which are set forth in the regulations adopted pursuant to subsection (i) (those outlined above).
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