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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.

Application for Permit

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.
  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

Safe Water Task Force

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

View an interactive map of contamination sites


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 

 Wells & Wastewater Staff



Fred Thomas
EH Onsite Supervisor II

Well Program
Onsite Wastewater


Celestine Raineri-Smith
EH Program Specialist

Vector Control



Alva Olivier
EH Specialist

Tim Prater
EH Specialist

Shameerah Dixon
Temp - Office Assistant

Stacie Thomas
Processing Assistant IV


Contact Us

1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-433-3600
Fax: 910-433-3659
Phone TTY: 910-223-9386

Director: Dr. Jennifer Green

Environmental Health

Phone: 910-433-3618
Food & Lodging
Phone: 910-433-3618
Onsite Wells & Wastewater
Phone: 910-433-3668
Inspection Grades

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