The Drinking Water Section is responsible for regulating
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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Monthly Operating Reports, Bacteriological or Chemical
Results can be submitted to
June has finally arrived, which means it’s time to sample
for Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs).
For systems on annual or triennial monitoring,
sampling begins in July and ends in September.
As always, we encourage you to sample early within
the monitoring period to allow all samples to be collected
and provide time for the laboratory to process the samples
to provide a report.
Results are due to DEP by October 10th.
Systems on quarterly sampling must continue as usual with
results submitted no later than the 10th the
month following the end of the quarter.
Stage 1 DBP samples must be taken from the Maximum
Residence Time (MRT).
This is the furthest point in the distribution.
Please note that at least 1 MRT sampling site is
required for each
operational water plant in the system.
taken at the time of sampling and included in either the
chain of custody from the lab or the system cover page.
Results cannot be accepted for compliance without a
chlorine residual and repeat sampling will be required.
Please take this time to look over your DBPs Sampling
encourage you to check the sites to ensure locations are
Any necessary revisions must be submitted to your County
samples are taken.
Your inspector will review the plan and provide
A copy of the plan can be found
as Item #3.
Please make sure you are labeling the samples with the
sampling location as they are listed in your plan.
Stage 2 DBPs sampling will be coming up in October.
Further information will be provided in a later
update this year.
Your inspector will also be providing each individual
system with guidance on the new sampling sites and/or
Please stay tuned.
If you have any questions or concerns or you do not have
a copy of your DBPs sampling plan, please contact your
Please refer to the map found
find which inspector is assigned to your county.
Thank you for your continued cooperation with our office.
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