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The Federal Environmental Protection Agency has delegated the responsibility for administering the requirements of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).  This requirement includes issuing permits per FDEP rules and handling enforcement actions for all public water systems.  The FDEP's Southeast District Office is the lead agency for those responsibilities in Martin, Okeechobee, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties; while Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties permitting and compliance and enforcement responsibilities have been delegated to the local county health departments. Please contact 561-681-6600 for additional information.


Rules that are used by the Drinking Water Program

FDEP Rules

62-4 F.A.C. - Permits

62-532, F.A.C. - Water Well Permitting and Construction Requirements

62-550, F.A.C. - Drinking Water Standards, Monitoring, and Reporting

62-555, F.A.C. - Permitting, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Public Water Systems

62-560, F.A.C. - Requirements for Public Water Systems That Are Out of Compliance

62-602, F.A.C. - Drinking Water and Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

62-699, F.A.C. - Treatment Plant Classification and Staffing


EPA Rules (Incorporated in FDEP Rules by reference)

40 CFR 141, Subpart I - Control of Lead and Copper

40 CFR 141, Subpart L - Disinfection and Residuals, Disinfection Byproducts

40 CFR 141, Subpart O - Consumer Confidence Reports



Links Related to the FDEP Southeast District Drinking Water Section


Forms, Applications and Rules




Last updated: November 23, 2015
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