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Radionuclide Contaminants Sampling Drinking Water     Central District Highlights

 

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Radionuclide Contaminants Sampling Requirements

 

 

What kind of samples are required? 

  • Gross Alpha Particle Activity

  • Radium-226

  • Radium-228

  • Uranium

 

Note:  A Gross Alpha test may be used as a substitute test for Radium 226 if the Gross Alpha result plus the Radium 228 result does not exceed 5 Picocurie per liter (pCi/L).  A Gross Alpha test may also be used as a substitute test for Uranium if the Gross Alpha result does not exceed 15 pCi/L.

 

Who is required to sample?

 

When is Radionuclide sampling required? 

  • Generally, all new community water systems must complete 4 consecutive quarters of radionuclide sampling.

    • The Department may reduce this requirement to 2 quarters depending on analytical results.

  • After the initial monitoring period, regular monitoring will be required once every 3 years.

    • Depending on analytical results the Department may place a water system on reduced monitoring, in which case the system will have to sample for radionuclides once every 6 or 9 years.

 

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Drinking Water Contacts:   Compliance Assurance Contacts -- Permitting

Central District

Drinking Water Section

3319 Maguire Blvd., Suite 232

Orlando, Florida 32803-3767

 

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Last updated: March 24, 2014

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