The Alamance County Environmental Health Section devotes a tremendous amount of time trying to protect our water supplies. Through our locally adopted Well Regulations, Alamance County permits and inspects drinking water wells and irrigation wells. This includes finding suitable sites that wells can be drilled and ensuring that wells are located the proper distances from sources of contamination. This also includes inspecting wells after they are drilled to ensure they were drilled in the proper area and to ensure the cement grout placed around the well is done properly. Alamance County Environmental Health also permits and inspects the repair and abandonment of wells.
Alamance County also samples a large number of wells yearly, and we provide guidance to well owners to correct their water quality problems.
For more information on water sampling, please click here.