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The FDEP Southwest District regulates potable water systems in the following counties: Citrus, Hardee, Hernando*, Manatee, Pasco*, and Pinellas.

*The Hernando and Pasco County Utility Departments permit the construct of water distribution mains in their counties that are twelve inches or less in diameter and that will distribute drinking water from county-owned drinking water facilities .

The Department of Health regulates potable water systems in Hillsborough County and Polk County.
Hillsborough County DOH link
Polk County DOH link


Compliance Assurance Program Contact Information

Edward Watson, Manager, Edward.Watson@dep.state.fl.us, # (813) 470-5875

The Southwest District office has created electronic mail boxes for submittal of reports in an electronic, PDF format. These mailboxes have been created to facilitate the submittal of reports electronically to a centralized location, eliminating the confusion of addressing these reports to individual staff members.

The electronic mailbox for submitting Potable Water reports to the SWD: SWD_PW@dep.state.fl.us


Permitting Contact Information

Steve Thompson, Engineering Specialist IV: Steve.Thompson@dep.state.fl.us, # (813)470-5732
Mauryn McDonald, P.E., Administrator: Mauryn.McDonald@dep.state.fl.us, # (813)470-5730
Water Facilities Permitting Team, SWD_WF_Permitting@dep.state.fl.us, # (813)470-5700

Permit Applications

Drinking Water Forms

Applications may be submitted via email or in hardcopy.

  • Applications may be submitted via email in PDF format to SWD_WF_Permitting@dep.state.fl.us.
  • Hardcopy applications may be sent to the district office (a single set is sufficient, multiple copies are not needed).

Application fee payments must be submitted to the district office. Please contact the Permitting Team for fee information.


Drinking Water Program
Southwest District Contacts

Last updated: October 08, 2013

D.E.P. Southwest District - TAMPA
13051 N. Telecom Parkway Temple Terrace, Fl. 33637 Phone: 813-470-5700
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