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Union County, North Carolina

Environmental Health

Environmental Health

March 18, 2020 Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, the On-Site Water Protection Program of Union County Environmental Health will temporarily suspend the acceptance of applications for new septic systems and well permits. This suspension is specific to applications for new wells, Improvement Permits (IP) and Improvement (IP)/Construction Authorization (CA) Permits. Environmental Health will continue to accept applications for existing septic system repairs, well repairs and well replacements.

March 13, 2020 Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Restaurants and regulated establishments, please click here for required directions prior to reopening.

Effective March 17, 2020, there will be two changes affecting the soil/site evaluation process:

  1. Property owner or applicant must provide a backhoe (minimum 2’ wide bucket) with trained operator for site evaluations performed on individual lots and subdivisions (new septic systems). In lieu of a backhoe, the property owner or applicant may submit soil and site evaluation documentation as required by NC Session Law 2018-114, for each lot prepared by a North Carolina Licensed Soil Scientist.
  2. The maximum acreage evaluated per Improvement Permit (site evaluation) application is limited to 3.0 acres.

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Contact information

500 N. Main St., Suite 47
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3553 or 704-283-3767
Fax: 704-283-3825


Traci Colley, REHS
Environmental Health Manager

Food, Lodging and Institutions Program Contacts

On-Site Water Protection Program Contacts

Children’s Environmental Health Program Contacts

About Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Division of Union County Public Health endeavors to promote and protect public health by conducting daily activities designed to prevent disease, educate the public and enforce regulations. Three primary programs operate within Environmental Health: the Food, Lodging and Institutions Program, the Children’s Environmental Health Program and the On-site Water Protection Program.

*Non-Discrimination Policy: All public health services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, disability or handicap.

Environmental Health Concerns in the Community

If you have a concern about an Environmental Health issue, please use the following link to request a follow-up.

Complaint Form