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Source & Drinking Water Program

News and Announcements

Monitoring Lead and Copper in Florida Drinking Water

Tips & Insights for Sanitary Survey Preparation (MS PowerPoint - 4.9 MB)

Cover Sheets for Demonstration of Four-Log Virus Treatment of Ground Water

About the Program

The Department of Environmental Protection has the primary role of regulating public water systems in Florida. Authority derives from Chapter 403, Part IV, Florida Statutes and by delegation of the federal program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Department has promulgated a number of rules in the Florida Administrative Code.

A public water system is one that provides water to 25 or more people for at least 60 days each year or serves 15 or more service connections. These public water systems may be publicly or privately owned and operated.

Very small water systems which provide water for public consumption, but which do not fall under the above definition, are regulated by the Department of Health and the county health departments. Bottled water and water vending machines are regulated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety. Digging of water wells, both public and private, and the quantities of water that may be extracted, are regulated by the Water Management Districts.

Annual Operating Fee Waiver Application and Instructions

Drinking Water Awards

Drinking Water Data

Floridan Newsletter


Information for Certified Drinking Water Laboratories

Information for the General Public

Information for Public Water Systems

Monitoring Lead and Copper in Florida Drinking Water

New Systems Capacity Development Program


Operator Certification


Sanitary Survey Program

State Revolving Fund for Drinking Water

OCULUS (Electronic Document Management)

Last updated: November 07, 2016

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