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Drinking Water Programs

The Drinking Water Section is responsible for regulating approximately 1,000 public water systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act through inspections, permitting and enforcement activities to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the public.

Through inspections of these drinking water facilities, staff members evaluate chemical and bacteriological water quality, proper operation and maintenance protocol and determine if facilities have sufficient capacity for their demand.  In those instances when facilities are not in compliance with applicable regulations, staff members initiate appropriate civil and/or criminal action to correct any problems.   Lastly, the permitting staff ensures that newly constructed public water systems are appropriately designed and in full compliance with all rules under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

The Northeast District is currently undergoing a reorganization in order to provide a higher level of service to the residents of Florida.  Please check back at this site often for updates on staffing changes and new information regarding the regulation of public water systems.  

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Compliance Coordinator Joni Petry (Joni.Petry@dep.state.fl.us)
(904) 256-1606

Compliance Inspectors Shane Tierney (Shane.Tierney@dep.state.fl.us)
(904) 256-1642
Ben Piltz (Benjamin.Piltz@dep.state.fl.us)
(904) 256-1639

Ginny Montoya (Ginny.Montoya@dep.state.fl.us)
(904) 256-1632

Arturo Aranda (Arturo.Aranda@dep.state.fl.us)
(904) 256-1641

Sally Logan (Sally.Logan@dep.state.fl.us)
(904) 256-1634

Permitting Coordinator Blanche Waller, P.E. (Blanche.Waller@dep.state.fl.us)
(904) 256-1607
  Monthly Operating Reports, Bacteriological or Chemical Results can be submitted to NED.Drinkingwater@dep.state.fl.us

 Prepare for a Storm - What You Need to Know

Windy Beach  

It’s that time of year again – Hurricane Season.  There are important things you need to know to keep your water safe for your customers in the event of a storm.

Our office is providing information about hurricane season in an email or letter to all drinking water systems. 

·         Community Water Systems Letter: 2014 Hurricane Letter Community.doc

·         Non-Community Water Systems Letter: 2014 Hurricane Letter Non-Comm.doc

A special bulletin on precautionary boil water notice events is available for food industry facilities: 2014 Industry Bulletin - BoilWaterNoticeGuidelines.pdf

Information for Community Water Systems:

A “What Should You do?” notice has been prepared and is a great one-page information document for customers.  The notice can be tailored for your system and used on a webpage, as a bill stuffer or flyer to customers.  We encourage all community water systems to provide this notice to customers as soon as possible.  PBWN - What Should You Do.doc

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Guidance is available at: http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/drinking-water/Flooded-wells.html

In the event your system has to issue a Precautionary Boil Water Notice Guidance, please notify our district office as soon as possible. 

These notices can be submitted by one of the following methods:

·         Email to your county inspector.  A list of inspectors is available Here

·         Email to NED.Drinkingwater@dep.state.fl.us.

·         Faxed to (904) 256-1589.

Information is also available on our General Forms and Information page: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/northeast/water/potable_forms.htm#Bacteriological Information



General Forms and Information OCULUS (Records Search) Operator Certification
Stormtracker Rules DEP SOPs
Drinking Water Data Floridan - Newsletter Florida Rural Water Association


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Last updated: July 03, 2014
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For critical after hours emergencies call the State Warning Point Number:  1-800-320-0519 

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