Governing Law and Regulations
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Resource Management Drinking Water Section
Florida Department of Health (DOH)
Florida Water Management Districts
County health departments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted primacy to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to administer the drinking water program requirements under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). See the national section DRINKING WATER for more information about the SDWA requirements.
The DEP generally follows the federal rule requirements for public water suppliers and also has some additional requirements under the Florida Safe Drinking Water Act. For instance, in addition to requiring all of the federal maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for pollutants, the state also specifies an MCL for nickel of 0.1 ...