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Drinking Water Permits & Clearances are issued to ensure
the safety of Drinking Water
To ensure Drinking Water Safety, after a Drinking Water System is
constructed, Clearance is requested, by a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer.
The Department reviews the submitted information and clears the system
for use. After the Department issues a Certificate of Clearance,
the system can be used.
Three 3 Types of Clearances
P= Partial. One or more sections of a project have been
completed and are ready to be put into service.
T= Total. All sections of the project have been completed and are
ready to be put into service.
F= Final. This clearance is the last partial to make a project
Suggested Timelines for Clearances
Chapter 62-555, F.A.C lists suggested timelines for issuing a clearance.
The actual time depends on a variety of factors including completeness
of the request and the number pending or under review.
Clearances are reviewed in the order they are received. Clearances
are not issued or effective by default.
Please note: submitted clearances should include a copy of the permit.
timelines for completed clearance requests are
Link to Excel Spreadsheet
listing status of Clearance Requests Last update- 05/19/2011
Note: Excel viewer can be
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