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Well sampling for Petroleum or Dry-Cleaners in Florida

Contact the Water Programs

  • 850-245-4250
  • Fax

    850-487-0864
  • Mailing Address

    Bureau of Environmental Health, Water Pograms

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710

Well sampling for Petroleum or Dry-Cleaners in Florida

Petroleum Cleanup Sites

In 1986, the Florida Legislature created the State Underground Environmental Response Act (SUPER Act) Program in response to groundwater contamination resulting from leaking underground petroleum storage tanks. The primary authority for the SUPER Act program was given to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The DEP oversees the clean-up activities around petroleum facilities that have had a loss of petroleum product and lab tests since 2013. The Department of Health (DOH) was given authority to provide field and laboratory services, toxicological risk assessments, investigations of drinking water contamination complaints, and public education.

Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Sites

In 1994, The Florida Legislature established the state-funded Drycleaning Solvent Cleanup Program (DSCP) to cleanup properties that are contaminated as a result of the operations of a drycleaning facility or wholesale supply facility. The statute was sponsored by the drycleaning industry to address environmental, economic, and liability issues resulting from drycleaning solvent contamination. The DEP is now requesting investigations of specific drycleaning facilities at sites being considered for cleanup.  Visit FDEP's Water Supply Restoration Program (WSRP) website - opens in new window.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Email us regarding drinking water wells affected by petroleum and/or drycleaning solvent contamination.

More information on these well contamination programs can be found at www.superact.org.