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public water system is one that provides drinking water to 25 or more
people for at least 60 days each year or serves 15 or more service
connections. Public water systems may be publicly or privately owned and
operated. There are 3 categories of public water systems.
Provide water to residences and businesses that range in size from small
mobile home parks to large city utilities. These systems have at least
15 service connections used by year-round residents or regularly serve
at least 25 year-round residents. Examples are cities, subdivisions,
mobile home communities and prisons.
Provide water to at least 25 of the same people for six or more months
each year. Examples are facilities such as schools, child care centers,
Provide water to at least 25 people, at least sixty days out of the
year. Examples are facilities such as restaurants, motels, interstate
rest stops, churches and camp grounds.
Buys or otherwise receives some or all of its drinking water from one or
more other public water systems at least 60 days per year. A
consecutive system is either a "community water system" or a "non-community water system."
None of the above apply?
Drilling of water wells, both public and private, and the quantities
of water that may be extracted, are regulated by the Water
Management Districts, and in some cases, local county health
St. Johns River,
South Florida, and
Florida Water Management Districts regulate drinking water wells
in the Central District.
Drinking Water Section
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