Interbasin Transfer Certificate for the Kerr Lake Regional Water System Public Hearing March 31, 2015

Courtesy of Senator Angela Bryant:


March 31, 2015, 6:30 PM

City Hall – City of Henderson

134 Rose Avenue, Henderson, NC 27536


The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Kerr Lake Regional Water System (KLRWS) interbasin transfer (IBT) certificate request. 

The KLRWS currently provides water directly or indirectly to municipal and county systems in Vance, Granville, Warren, and Franklin Counties, and three river basins in northeastern North Carolina. Kerr Lake, the sole surface water source of the KLRWS, is within the Roanoke River basin and is managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

The KLRWS has requested an increase to their current grandfathered IBT of 10 million gallons per day (mgd) on a maximum day basis in order to meet future water demands for the KLRWS and its customers through 2045.  This request will address future projected transfers to the Tar River basin of 10.7 mgd, Neuse River basin of 1.8 mgd, and Fishing Creek (Warren County) basin of 1.7 mgd, resulting in a total transfer of 14.2 mgd from the Roanoke River basin. The proposed IBT values are calculated on an average day of the maximum month, per current statutory regulation.

The public hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the City of Henderson City Hall. The public may review the supporting environmental documents at:

The purpose of this announcement is to encourage interested parties to attend and/or provide relevant written and verbal comments. Division of Water Resources staff requests that parties submit written copies of oral comments. Based on the number of people who wish to speak, the length of oral presentations may be limited.

If you are unable to attend, you may mail written comments to Kim Nimmer, Division of Water Resources, 1611 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-1611. Comments may also be submitted electronically to  Mailed and emailed comments will be given equal weight.  All comments must be postmarked or emailed by April 30, 2015.