Florida Drinking Water regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Florida Safe Drinking Water Act, Florida Statutes (FS) 403.850 to 403.885

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State drinking water regulations: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-550.102 to 62-550.824

Public water system (PWS) permits: FAC 62-555.310 to 62-555.910

Cross-connections: FAC 62-550.200 and FAC 62-555.360

Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR): FAC 62-550.830

Water system operators: FAC 62-602 and FAC 62-699

Other state programs:

Limited Use Public Water Systems Program: FAC 64E-8.001 to 64E-8.013

Water Well Construction Program: FAC 62-532.200 to 62-532.610

Dry-Cleaning Solvent Surveillance Program (DSSP): FAC 276.208

Petroleum Surveillance Program: FS 276.3071

Delineated Contamination Areas Program: FAC 62-524.200

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements