North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 162A Water and Sewer Systems

Article 1 - Water and Sewer Authorities.

Article 2 - Regional Water Supply Planning.

  • § 162A-20   Title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Regional Water Supply Planning Act of 1971." (1971, c. 892, s. 1.)
  • § 162A-21   Preamble
    The Legislative Research Commission was directed by Senate Resolution 875 of the 1969 General Assembly to study and report to the 1971 General Assembly on...
  • § 162A-22   Definition of regional water supply system
    For the purposes of this Article "a regional water supply system" is defined as a public water supply system of a municipality, county, sanitary district,...
  • § 162A-23   State role and functions relating to local and regional water supply planning
    (a) It should be the role of State government to provide a framework for comprehensive planning of regional water supply systems, and for the orderly...
  • § 162A-24   Regional Water Supply Planning Revolving Fund established; conditions and procedures
    (a) There is established under the control and direction of the Department of Administration a Regional Water Supply Planning Revolving Fund, to consist of any...
  • § 162A-25   Construction of Article
    This Article shall be construed as providing supplemental authority in addition to the powers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources under Chapter 130A...

Article 3 - Regional Sewage Disposal Planning.

  • § 162A-26   Title
    This Article shall be known and may be cited as the "Regional Sewage Disposal Planning Act of 1971." (1971, c. 870, s. 1.)
  • § 162A-28   Role and function of Environmental Management Commission
    The North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, in order to provide a framework for comprehensive planning of regional sewage disposal systems and for orderly coordination of...
  • § 162A-29   Regional Sewage Disposal Planning Revolving Fund established; conditions and procedures
    (a) There is established under the control and direction of the Department of Administration a Regional Sewage Disposal Planning Revolving Fund, to consist of any...
  • § 162A-30   Construction of Article
    This Article shall be construed as providing supplemental authority in addition to the powers of the North Carolina Utilities Commission under Chapter 62 of the...

Article 4 - Metropolitan Water Districts.

Article 5 - Metropolitan Sewerage Districts.

Article 6 - County Water and Sewer Districts.

  • § 162A-86   Formation of district; hearing
    (a) The board of commissioners of any county may create a county water and sewer district. (a1) The governing board of a consolidated city‑county, as...
  • § 162A-87   Creation of district; standards; limitation of actions
    (a) Following the public hearing, the board of commissioners may, by resolution, create a county water and sewer district if the board finds that: (1)...
  • § 162A-87.1   Extension of water and sewer districts
    (a) Standards. The board of commissioners may, by resolution, annex territory to any water and sewer district upon a finding that: (1) The area to...
  • § 162A-87.1A   Initial boundaries of district
    (a) The initial boundaries of a district may exclude areas contained solely within the external boundaries of the district. (b) The initial boundaries of a...
  • § 162A-87.1B   Transfer of State-owned property from one district to another
    If any property owned by the State is located in a county water and sewer district, the board of commissioners of that county by resolution...
  • § 162A-87.2   Abolition of water and sewer districts
    (a) Upon finding that there is no longer a need for a water and sewer district and that there are no outstanding bonds or notes...
  • § 162A-87.3   Services outside the district
    (a) A county water and sewer district may provide water or sewer services, or both, to customers outside the district, but in no case shall...
  • § 162A-88   District is a municipal corporation
    The inhabitants of a county water and sewer district created pursuant to this Article are a body corporate and politic by the name specified by...
  • § 162A-88.1   Contracts with private entities
    A county water and sewer district may contract with and appropriate money to any person, association, or corporation, in order to carry out any public...
  • § 162A-89   Governing body of district; powers
    (a) The board of commissioners of the county in which a county water and sewer district is created is the governing body of the district....
  • § 162A-89.1   Eminent domain power authorized
    A county water and sewer district shall have the power of eminent domain, to be exercised in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A of...
  • § 162A-90   Bonds and notes authorized
    A county water and sewer district may from time to time issue general obligation and revenue bonds and bond anticipation notes pursuant to the Local...
  • § 162A-91   Taxes authorized
    The governing body of a county water and sewer district may levy property taxes within the district in order to finance the operation and maintenance...
  • § 162A-92   Special assessments authorized
    A county water and sewer district may make special assessments against benefited property within the district for all or part of the costs of: (1)...
  • § 162A-93   Certain city actions prohibited
    (a) No city may duplicate water or sewer services provided by a district under this Article by installing parallel lines and requiring owners of improved...
  • § 162A-94   Certain actions validated
    Any contract entered into by a county water and sewer district on or before February 1, 1995, is not invalid because of failure to comply...
  • § 162A-95 through 162A-100   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 7 - Assumption of Indebtedness of Certain Districts.