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Well Delineated Contamination Areas

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    Bureau of Environmental Health, Water Programs 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710 

Delineated Contamination Areas

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The Delineated Contamination Areas Program is a cooperative effort between state agencies under the overall supervision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).  The rules are included in Chapter 62-524 of the Florida Administrative Code.  The FDEP has the responsibility of identifying, or delineating, areas of groundwater contamination.

Where available, all new dwellings and establishments constructed within the delineated areas must connect to a public water supply. However, if such is not available, a permit must be obtained for the construction of a water supply well to serve the residence or establishment.  Stricter construction standards are required by the water management district to minimize potential contamination. The county health departments are responsible for the sampling and clearance of potable water wells constructed in these areas.

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Email Us regarding the Delineated Contamination Areas Program.

Phone list for the Delineated Areas Program
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    Chapter 62-524, Florida Administrative Code (pdf <2mb)   
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection/Groundwater Section
    Northwest Florida Water Management District
    Suwannee River Water Management District
    St. Johns River Water Management District
    Southwest Florida Water Management District
    South Florida Water Management District