Well Water Testing
Wake County offers a program of well water testing for owners and renters whose drinking water comes from a private well. Testing by a certified laboratory is the only reliable way to be sure you have safe drinking water.
Well Permits and Approvals
To ensure that all newly constructed homes have a potable water supply, every new private drinking water well must be permitted, inspected, and tested by Wake County Environmental Services. The permit specifies an approved location for the well, any special construction requirements, and water quality testing requirements. Well repairs and well abandonments also require a permit and inspection.
Septic & Wastewater Management
Wake County’s Wastewater Program is responsible for all permitting and inspecting activities that require a septic system for wastewater disposal while offering technical assistance to those designing septic and wastewater systems. The Program works closely with both individual homeowners and the private sector on review and permitting of septic system designs.
Erosion Control, Floodplain and Stormwater Management
Watershed Management provides new development plan review and permitting for erosion and sedimentation control (land disturbances), stormwater and floodplain management for individual residential lots, subdivisions and commercial projects. Watershed Management also reviews flood studies for roadways, driveways and other encroachments crossing through floodplains and flood prone soil areas.