Delineated Contamination Areas Program
The Delineated Contamination Areas Program is a cooperative effort between state agencies under the overall supervision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The rules are included in Chapter 62-524 of the Florida Administrative Code. The FDEP has the responsibility of identifying, or delineating, areas of groundwater contamination.
Where available, all new dwellings and
establishments constructed within the delineated areas must connect
to a public water supply. However, if such is not available, a
permit must be obtained for the construction of a water supply well
to serve the residence or establishment. Stricter construction
standards are required by the water management district to minimize
potential contamination. The county health departments are
responsible for the sampling and clearance of potable water wells
constructed in these areas.
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