We ensure that public water supply operators have the right training and skills to secure our drinking water. We also educate and assist professionals, communities and households across the state in preparing
To support these efforts, the Public Drinking Water Systems Program is responsible for the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act program within eight of the largest counties in Florida (Broward, Hillsborough, Lee, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Polk, Sarasota and Volusia). In these eight counties, the program is responsible for the construction and operation of all public water systems that provide piped water to 15 or more service connections, or serve 25 or more people for 60 days or more per year. The County Health Departments (CHDs) conduct investigations of complaints related to public water systems.
In the event of an emergency threat to public health caused by contamination of a public water system, the CHDs assist the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) by notifying potentially affected Floridians. If it receives information that a contaminant is in, or is likely to enter drinking water supplies, the FDEP, in coordination with the FDOH, takes actions necessary to protect the public health. The Surgeon General is responsible for declaring public health emergencies and issuing public health advisories.
We have a parcel-based inventory indicating the drinking water source and wastewater disposal method for developed parcels throughout the State of Florida. This inventory is necessary to accurately estimate the potential impact to public health and the environment during a disaster. This inventory also assists with allocating resources efficiently.
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GC Facility's Prep Toolkit English
GC Facility's Prep Toolkit Spanish
GC Facility's Prep Toolkit Haitian Creole
DOH Migrant Fotonovela English
DOH Migrant Fotonovela Spanish
DOH Migrant Preparedness Guide English
DOH Migrant Preparedness Guide Spanish