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Water and Sewage

This section is responsible for routine inspections as well as inquiries and complaints regarding their areas of expertise. User fees are in effect for many of the services provided by the Environmental Health Division.

Onsite Wastewater and Private Water Supplies

  • Onsite Wastewater Systems,
  • Individual Water Supplies and Public Swimming Pools,
  • Rabies Clinics,
  • Solid Waste, and
  • Tattoo Establishments.

Apply for a Permit

Application for Permit

Application for Public Swimming Pool Operation Permit

Pool Drain Safety (VGB) Compliance Data

Duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Site/soil evaluations for the purpose of installing new on-site septic tank systems and for the repair of existing septic tank systems (includes layout of system).
  2. Site evaluations for the issuance of new drinking water well permits. Watch well grouts and collect water samples from new wells.
  3. Maintains registration list of all septic tank contractors doing work in Cumberland County.
  4. Does inspections of new septic tank systems. Inspections of existing systems for repairs.
  5. Draws septic tank system layout on plot plans as requested.
  6. Consults with engineers, soil scientists, builders, etc. concerning layout and design of septic tank systems.
  7. Does routine inspections of certain types of septic tank systems.
  8. Does inspections of some private water wells (as requested).
  9. Collects water samples from private water wells as requested provided our office has a Well Construction Record (GW-1) on file). If there is no GW-1 record on file, one may contact a private lab to have a water sample collected.
  10. Issues occupancy permits for those manufactured homes that are placed on individual lots before electrical services are energized.
  11. Investigates all complaints associated with this section.

The Private Well Class - Free Online Training for Homeowners with Water Wells

NCDHHS Environmental Health Section

Visit the NCDHHS Environmental Health Section for more information. 

Wells and Wastewater is located in the Historic Courthouse Basement at 130 Gillespie Street.

Safe Water Task Force

Waste Management GIS Data and Maps can be accessed on the NC Environmental Quality webpage.

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-433-3667
    Historic Courthouse:

    130 Gillespie St
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

    Health Department Accreditation  
    Fax: 910-323-6142
    Email:
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    Supervisor: Fred Thomas

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-433-3667
    Fax: 910-323-6142
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Supervisor: Fred Thomas
    Historic Courthouse:

    130 Gillespie St
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

    Health Department Accreditation