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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

December Update

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Happy Holidays.  As the end of the year approaches, please make sure you complete all sampling required for the 2013 Compliance Period.  If your system still has any chemical or bacteriological sampling due, you should have received a Year-End Reminder Letter already.  If you have not received such a letter or have questions about the letter, please contact your County Inspector.  A list of assigned Counties can be found Here.  All results must be submitted to the Northeast District Office no later than January 10, 2014.

Results can be submitted to:  

·   The Northeast District Drinking Water email address: NED.Drinkingwater@dep.state.fl.us

·   The Northeast District fax number: (904) 256-1589

·   The Northeast District mailing address: 8800 Baymeadows Way W, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256  

·   Your County Inspector's email address; Found Here.

Many labs will have abbreviated operating hours because of the upcoming Holidays.  Please make sure you are aware of these hours so you are able to sample and submit samples for analysis in a timely manner.

As always, thank you for your continued efforts to comply with the Florida Safe Drinking Water Act.  All of our Drinking Water Inspectors here at the Northeast District want to wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year.



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Last updated: April 18, 2014
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8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32256   904-256-1700 (phone) / 904-256-1588 (fax)
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