Our programs ensure safe drinking water for approximately 70% of
Florida's residents. We also manage DOH responsibilities
under the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Act
(SUPER Act), Drycleaner Solvent Surveillance Program, and the
Drinking Water Toxics Program. We ensure
initial safety/sanitation and continued operation of Public Swimming Pools and Freshwater Bathing Places
are done properly.
We supervise implementation of the Florida Healthy Beaches
Program, testing coastal beaches for indicated bacteria to protect public health.
Statutes, codes and forms
concerning drinking water
- Well Surveillance Program
The Well Surveillance Program is responsible for testing potable wells
around the state in areas that may be at risk of contamination by
petroleum, solvents, industrial, or agricultural chemicals.
- Public Drinking
Water Systems Program (Safe Drinking Water Act) The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) is
administered by the United States Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA).
- Limited Use Drinking
Water Systems Program (64E-8)
This program deals with Limited Use Public Water
Systems (public water systems which are not covered by
the Safe Drinking Water Act), multi-family water
systems, and private water systems. For questions regarding the proposed changes, please
contact the coordinator, Under Florida law, e-mail
addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address
released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic
mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in
- Well Construction
The construction of drinking water supply wells is
regulated by Chapter 62-532 of the Florida
Administrative Code, adopted by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection.
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). Please contact
the Coordinator, Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are
public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in
response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to
this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
- Public Swimming Pool and Bathing Places Program
Responsible for overview of the construction and
operation of facilities used for public swimming and
bathing such as swimming pools, spa pools, and wading
pools serving places like hotels, motels, condominiums,
apartment buildings, mobile home parks, and schools as
well as water recreation attractions and fresh water
bathing areas open to the public for recreation.
- Beach Water Monitoring Program
Also known as the Florida Healthy Beaches Program,
it is responsible for conducting beach water sampling
for enterococci and fecal coliform bacteria for 34
coastal Florida counties every week and reporting the
results to the public.