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On-site Documentation Inspected Drinking Water     Central District Highlights


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On-site Documentation Requirements


All items listed below should be available on-site for review during a sanitary survey inspection.

  • Coliform Sampling Plan

    • All public water systems with more than one service connection are required to have a written coliform sampling plan.




  • Distribution System Map

    • All community water systems that have at least 150 service connections and/or serve a population of 350 or more must have an up-to-date map of the distribution system.



  • Finished water storage tank inspection reports must be kept on-site.

  • Reports must be signed and sealed by a professional engineer licensed in the State of Florida.

  • All dead-end mains are required to be flushed quarterly or in accordance with a written flushing plan.  Other water mains shall be flushed as necessary whenever water quality complaints are received.

  • All valves in the distribution system and at the water treatment plant are required to be exercised in accordance with the equipment manufacturer's recommendations or in accordance with a written preventive maintenance program established by the supplier of water.

  • Records of the above activities must be maintained.


  • Operation and Maintenance Log

    • Each log entry must contain:

      • Identification of the plant,

      • Signature and license number of the operator,

      • Signature of the person (s) making any entries,

      • Date/time in and out,

      • Specific operation and maintenance activities and any repairs made,

      • Results of tests performed and samples taken,

      • Performance of preventive maintenance and repairs.

    • Must contain a minimum of three months data at all times.

    • Must be in hard bound book with pages numbered.



  • Standby Power Log

    • Generators must be exercised under load at least monthly and recorded in the operation and maintenance log book.





Drinking Water Contacts:   Compliance Assurance and Permitting Contacts

Central District

Drinking Water Section

3319 Maguire Blvd., Suite 232

Orlando, Florida 32803-3767


All Purpose Fax: 850-412-0467

Dedicated MOR Fax: 850-412-0740

Incident Reporting and Chemical/Bacteriological Reporting Fax: 850-412-0482


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Last updated: March 20, 2015

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