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This program regulates Limited Use Public Water Systems (LUPWS), multi-family water systems, and private water systems. Definitions for these systems and statutory authorization to regulate them are found in section 381.0062, Florida Statutes (F.S.).
LUPWS water systems are public water systems not subject to the Florida Safe Drinking Water Act. In general, these are small public water systems that either serve a very small population or otherwise serve water on a very limited basis. More specifically, these are systems that serve less than 15 service connections OR less than 25 people OR provide water to the public less than 60 days per year. There are two types of limited use public water systems: 1. Community, and 2. Commercial. Community LUPWS water systems serve piped water to five or more private residences or two or more rental residences. Commercial LUPWS systems serve piped water to one or more non-residential establishments. If a commercial LUPWS provides no water for public consumption, it can obtain "registered" status and be exempt from the requirement to obtain an annual operating permit.
Multi-family water systems provide piped water to three or four private residences, one of which may be a rental residence. Private water systems provide piped water to one or two residences, one of which may be a rental residence. Chapter 64E-8, Florida Administrative Code, establishes the standards to construct, modify or operate public and private water systems that fall under 381.0062, F.S. The program is implemented by the county health department in each of Florida's 64 counties. There are approximately 340 limited use public water systems operating in Volusia County regulations and forms concerning limited use public water systems operating in Volusia County. Regulations, forms and other related information is available via the links below:
- Florida Statutes (381.0062), governing drinking water systems regulated by the Florida Department of Health
- Chapter 64E-8, Florida Administrative Code, rules regulating Florida Department of Health drinking water systems
- Chapter 64E-8, FAC Drinking Water System Forms
- Volusia County Health Department Environmental Health Lab
- University of Florida- Well disinfection (shock) and emergency disinfection of piping/cisterns
Page last updated: 09/13/11