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Technical Assistance Program


The Drinking Water Section Technical Assistance Program provides free technical assistance to drinking water systems. The assistance may involve technical, financial, and/or managerial aspects of system operations. Examples of technical assistance that have been and may be provided include, but are not limited to:

  • rate studies,
  • sampling/monitoring training,
  • operations and maintenance troubleshooting,
  • development of groundwater protection plans,
  • leak detection,
  • line location,
  • business operations evaluation,
  • valve location,
  • treatment troubleshooting, and
  • board member training.

The Department identifies systems to be offered technical assistance through Department database records, sanitary survey records, self-referral by systems, and other means. The Department encourages self-referral by systems.

The Florida Rural Water Association (FRWA) and Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project (Southeast RCAP) provide the technical assistance. The technical assistance is provided at no cost to water systems.
Systems may decline to participate or cancel the technical assistance services without penalty at any time.

For more information or to request to participate, contact

Van R. Hoofnagle, P.E.
Environmental Administrator
Source and Drinking Water Program
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2600 Blair Stone Road, M.S. 3520
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
(850) 245-8631

Last updated: September 30, 2014

  2600 Blair Stone Road M.S. 3500   Tallahassee, Florida 32399   850-245-8336 (phone) / 850-245-8356 (fax) 
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