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Drinking Water Services

Florida Department of Health in Seminole County Environmental Health

Community water supplies are regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection under the Florida Safe Drinking Water Act. The local phone number is 407-897-4100.

Limited Use Community/Commercial Water Systems

Limited Use Community/Commercial water supplies are regulated by the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County under Chapter 64E-8 Florida Administrative Code (pdf) . We monitor small community or commercial water systems usually serving less than 25 people. An annual operating permit is required for these systems. New systems must pass an initial 5 day consecutive bacteriological survey and a lead and nitrate test. The annual renewal fee is $110.00. A bacteriological water sample test is included in the annual renewal fee.

Limited use commercial public water systems are defined as systems serving one or more non-residential establishments and providing piped potable water from a well.

This includes:

  • Businesses that have employees at the site

  • Businesses that have public access

A Limited use community public water system is one that serves two or more rental residences or five or more non-rental homes.

This could include:

If your water system falls in one of the above categories, you must comply with these standards.

The following systems are exempt:

  • Four (4) or less non-rental (owner occupied) residential units on the same well

  • One owner occupied residential unit and one rental unit on the same well

  • Family owned business with no hired employees and not open to the public

The St. Johns Water Management District is located at 975 Keller Rd., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Phone number is 407-659-4800.

Water Testing

We provide testing services for private wells for the following problems;

  • Petroleum - Areas around gas storage tanks are sometimes found with petroleum contamination. Many areas have already been checked and others are yet to be tested. If your well water smells like gasoline please call us to make arrangements for sampling.

Call 407-665-3611 to discuss any problems you may be having with your drinking water. The best time to call is between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in the morning. We can advise on other problems such as odors and iron.

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certifies point-of-entry and point-of-use devices designed to reduce specific contaminants from public or private drinking water. The products identified as certified by NSF comply with standards adopted by NSF, including requirements for materials and structural integrity. Accreditation of NSF’s certification program is by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Information on NSF's certification listings can be obtained by calling their headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan at 800-673-6275. 

To learn more about Drinking Water, visit the following sites. They're a Fun Site for Kids and great information for grown ups too!

US EPA Office of Water
The Groundwater Foundation
EPA website to inform you what to do after a flood, if you are on a well.
EPA website for Emergency disinfection of your drinking water.

Make all checks payable to:

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County

All forms should be mailed to:

The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County
Environmental Health
400 W. Airport Blvd. Sanford, FL 32722