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Environmental Health - Water Programs - Public Water Systems - Safe Drinking Water Act


Fill out Safe Drinking Water Act forms on your computer. Florida Safe Drinking Water Act Forms on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection website


Inspecting Water System

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has designated the Volusia County Health Department as an Approved County Public Health Unit (ACPHU) for the Public Drinking Water Program. The program consists of overseeing all of the public drinking water systems in Volusia County to assure that they consistently meet the requirements of the Florida and the Department of Environmental Protection Safe Drinking Water Acts.

A public drinking water system, as defined in the Florida Statutes regulating the Florida Safe Drinking Water Act, is a water system that provides piped water for human consumption to 25 or more people for more than 60 days per year, or has 15 or more service connections. There are three types of public water systems included in this definition: Community Water Systems, Non-Transient Non-Community Water Systems, and Non-Community Water Systems. In addition, other public water systems not falling into these definitions are regulated in this county under a separate Florida Statute.

Staff reviews the application and plans for the construction of all new or modified public drinking water treatment and distribution systems. After the systems are permitted and constructed, staff performs routine inspections to ensure that the systems are functioning properly and that the water quality meets applicable drinking water standards. There are currently 163 permitted public drinking water systems in VolusiaCounty.

  • Safe Drinking Water Act Complaint Investigations
  • Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Inspections
  • Safe Drinking Water Act Construction Permitting
  • Safe Drinking Water Act Sanitary Surveys

Safe Drinking Water Act Video

Date Released: 03/11/11
Running Time: 3 minutes 59 seconds
Author: Volusia County Health Department

Whether you are a tourist or a local resident you are counting on Volusia County's drinking water supply. Few things in life are as important as having access to a safe, plentiful supply of drinking water.

In this segment of Community Health Matters Health Department Public Information Officer takes a closer look at the Safe Drinking Water Act Program and how the health department works to make sure the water you drink is safe.


Water Treatment Plant Tour Video

Date Released: 02/22/11
Running Time: 4 minutes 8 seconds
Author: Volusia County Health Department

The Volusia County Health Department is responsible for inspecting local public water systems to make sure they are in compliance with state and federal laws.

Public Information Officer Stefany Strong takes us along for a tour of the Port Orange Water Treatment Plant as Environmental Specialist Pat Carrico does her inspection.


Please send all correspondence and forms regarding the Safe Drinking Water Act to:

The Volusia County Health Department
Environmental Health Engineering
121 West Rich Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720

Or call 386-822-6250 extension 5436 for more information.

Additional Drinking Water Information Links


Page last updated: 06/20/13