is responsible for the regulation of all water systems not covered by the
Federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. Consists of three distinct parts.
The first part
involves the regulation of water systems serving a variety of facilities.
Such facilities would include small businesses, family day care providers, small
trailer parks, duplexes and triplexes, etc. Several options are available
to a facility and working with the facility determines which type water system
is best. Annual permits are issued and annual inspections are conducted at
these systems. Reviews are made of required bacteriological and chemical
analyses for compliance.
The second part
involves a contract with the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD).
The County Health Department has been delegated the permitting and inspection
authority for all wells less than 6 inches in diameter. This includes the
installation of irrigation, monitoring, agricultural use and potable water
wells. The Department is involved in issuance of permits, onsite
verification of construction requirements, over-seeing the projects as they
occur and reviewing all applicable documents (well completion reports,
construction plans, etc).
The third part
involves a cost-share contract between the County and SJRWMD. This
contract allows for the abandonment of wells at no cost to the property owner.
Environmental Health conducts the initial assessment, obtains the GPS bearings
and submits the completed application to SJRWMD