Drinking Water Program
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 .
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
Applications may be submitted via email or in hardcopy.
Application fee payments must be submitted to the district office. Please contact the Permitting Team for fee information.
With the start of hurricane season, we would like to remind you of the requirements related to the issuance of precautionary boil water notices (PBWN) in the event of specific emergencies. The goal is to enhance communication and coordination between the impacted water system, your water customers, regulatory food agencies, the Florida Department of Health in each county (county health departments or CHDs), and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) District Office. Effective communication between entities and consistency in the application for these guidelines is critical for public health protection during emergencies.
• Issuance of Precautionary Boil Water Notices during Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, or Other Unforeseen Emergencies for Community Water Systems:
2014 Hurricane Letter Community (DOC)
2014 Hurricane Letter Community (PDF)
• Issuance of Precautionary Boil Water Notices during Hurricanes, Tropical Storms, or Other Unforeseen Emergencies for Non-Community Water Systems:
2014 Hurricane Letter Non-Community (DOC)
2014 Hurricane Letter Non-Community (PDF)
• June 2014 Industry Bulletin Boil Water Notice Guidelines
Boil Water Notice Guidelines
• Department of Health Guidelines for Issuance of Boil Water Notices and Best Management Practices
Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA)
Last updated: February 13, 2015
D.E.P. Southwest District - TAMPA
13051 N. Telecom Parkway Temple Terrace, Fl. 33637 Phone: 813-470-5700
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