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Drinking Water

Contact the Water Programs

  •  850-245-4240



    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Environmental Health, Water Programs 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-08 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710 

The Drinking Water Programs within the Bureau of Environmental Health has responsibility for several aspects of drinking water, including direct oversight, source water protection, and public  education.

Phone list

Phone Numbers

Public Drinking Water Systems

Safe Drinking Water Act
Information about municipal water and other large water systems

Limited Use Public Drinking Water Systems
Smaller systems, but still larger than a single family home

Private Wells

Private and other Water Well Construction
        Information about new water well construction

Delineated Areas
        Areas of groundwater contamination and what affect they may have on your new water well

Private Well Testing
        What private well owners should know about their wells

Well Monitoring Programs

Well Surveillance
       Well sampling around sites of known or suspected man-caused           contamination.
       Mapping site

Cattle Dipping Vats
       Information about Florida’s Agricultural Past

Chemical Information

Chemical Contaminants
       Safe Drinking Water Limits and Fact Sheets

Boil Water Notices

When to issue a Boil water Notice
       Guidelines for water systems and regulatory agencies

2021 Guidelines for Restaurants Operating Under a Boil Water Notice (pdf) - <1mb, opens in a new window

Emergency Bulk Transport of Drinking Water (pdf)

Boil Water Notices (State of Emergency)
       List of systems under a boil water notice during a natural disaster.