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Protecting the City's Water Supply

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Wellhead Protection Plan

The City of New Bern, with assistance from the North Carolina Rural Water Association, is in the process of adopting its first Wellhead Protection Plan.  This is a voluntary program intended to assist in protecting the City’s water supply from contamination, and to identify vulnerable areas around our wells called "Wellhead Protection Area(s)."  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(s)" can be drawn into the wells, possibly contaminating the City’s drinking water supply.

A draft copy of the Wellhead Protection Plan is available for review and comment online or in person at the City of New Bern website and the City of New Bern City Hall (print/download the plan at right).  You are invited to review the plan available for 30 days starting on January 15th, 2024 and submit any comments or suggestions to the City of New Bern.  All written comments will be reviewed by the Wellhead Protection Committee, and any suggestions or comments that may be beneficial will be incorporated into the plan.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the City of New Bern’s Cross Connection Control Coordinator Luke Cowley, by clicking here to email him, or by calling (252)639-7552.