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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.
Contact the Statewide Headquarters of the Onsite Sewage Program
***HELPFUL HURRICANE INFORMATION***
FOWA Emergency Septic Pump-out Press Release (pdf>1mb, opens in new window) The Florida Onsite Wastewater Association (FOWA) is offering aid to minimize the negative impact that Hurricane Dorian will have on Florida’s waterways.
2019 Florida Pumpers for Emergency Relief (pdf>1mb, opens in new window)
Onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems (OSTDS), commonly referred to as septic systems, are a safe and effective means of wastewater disposal for 30 percent of Florida’s population. With an estimated 2.6 million systems in operation, Florida represents 12 percent of the United States’ septic systems. Properly designed, constructed, and maintained systems protect Florida’s ground water which provides 90 percent of Florida’s drinking water. Permitting and inspection of OSTDS is handled by the Environmental Health Section of the Florida Department of Health in each county. If you have a question or concern about an issue that is located entirely within one county, versus statewide, please contact your Local County Health Department directly for the most prompt response.
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