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Water Quality Division

The Water Quality Division seeks to ensure that all of the water resources in Wake County are healthy and sustainable and that surface waters are not contaminated. A comprehensive water quality approach is an integral part of ensuring the quality of life enjoyed and shared by all citizens of Wake County.


Erosion, Flood & Stormwater Recreational Waters Septic & Wastewater Groundwater Protection & Wells
Watershed Management  focuses on solving environmental problems at their source and improving watershed health overall.
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View data and regulations governing public recreational waters & beaches to protect swimmers from bacteria.
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Water Quality is responsible for all permitting activities that require a septic tank system for wastewater disposal.
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Learn about construction, repair & abandonment of wells, water sample analysis, consultation 
services and more.
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27602

Business Hours:
8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.

Waverly F. Akins
Wake County Office Building

Michael Orbon, P. E.

Contact the Call Center at 919-856-7400 for program contacts
or select a topic above for more information. 


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