Drinking Water Services

Drinking Water Services

Drinking Water Services

Sanford Location
Seminole County Services Building, 1101 E. First Street
Sanford, FL 32771
Phone: 407.665.3604

Mailing Address
400 W. Airport Blvd., Sanford, FL. 32773

Hours of Operation:Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Noon - 1 p.m.
(no payment for permits accepted after 3:30 pm)

Community water supplies are regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection under the Florida Safe Drinking Water Act. The local phone number is 407-897-4100.

Limited Use Community/Commercial Water Systems
Limited Use Community/Commercial water supplies are regulated by the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County under Chapter 64E-8 Florida Administrative Code (pdf) . We monitor small community or commercial water systems usually serving less than 25 people. An annual operating permit is required for these systems. New systems must pass an initial 5 day consecutive bacteriological survey and a lead and nitrate test. The annual renewal fee is $110.00. A bacteriological water sample test is included in the annual renewal fee.

Limited use commercial public water systems are defined as systems serving one or more non-residential establishments and providing piped potable water from a well. This includes:

  • Businesses that have employees at the site
  • Businesses that have public access.

A Limited use community public water system is one that serves two or more rental residences or five or more non-rental homes. This could include:

  • Two or more rental houses connected to a single well
  • A rented duplex with a single well, where both units are being rented
  • An owner occupied triplex with two rental units in it
  • A mobile home park with two or more rental units
  • Five or more private single family residential units on one well
  • A home which rents two or more rooms or units

If your water system falls in one of the above categories, you must comply with these standards.

The following systems are exempt:

  • Four (4) or less non-rental (owner occupied) residential units on the same well
  • One owner occupied residential unit and one rental unit on the same well
  • Family owned business with no hired employees and not open to the public

The St. Johns Water Management District is located at 975 Keller Rd., Altamonte Springs, FL  32714. Phone number is 407-659-4800.

Water Testing
We provide testing services for private wells for the following problems;

  • Petroleum - Areas around gas storage tanks are sometimes found with petroleum contamination. Many areas have already been checked and others are yet to be tested. If your well water smells like gasoline please call us to make arrangements for sampling.

Call 407-665-3611 to discuss any problems you may be having with your drinking water. The best time to call is between 8:00am and 10:00am in the morning.  We can advise on other problems such as odors and iron.

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certifies point-of-entry and point-of-use devices designed to reduce specific contaminants from public or private drinking water. The products identified as certified by NSF comply with standards adopted by NSF, including requirements for materials and structural integrity. Accreditation of NSF’s certification program is by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Information on NSF's certification listings can be obtained by calling their headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan at (800) 673-6275. Their web address is: http://www.nsf.org.

To learn more about Drinking Water, visit the following sites.  They're a Fun Site for Kids & great information for grown ups too!

http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/well/whatdo.cfm This is an EPA website to inform you what to do after a flood, if you are on a well.
http://water.epa.gov/drink/emerprep/emergencydisinfection.cfm This is an EPA website for Emergency disinfection of your drinking water.

Make all checks payable to: The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
All forms should be mailed to:
The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
Environmental Health
400 W. Airport Blvd. Sanford, FL 32722

This page was last modified: 01/23/14