Title: Staff Draft: Drinking Water November 9, 1987
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Title: Staff Draft: Drinking Water November 9, 1987
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Abstract: Staff Draft: Drinking Water November 9, 1987
General Note: Box 11, Folder 3 ( Final Report: Environmental Efficiency Study Commission - 1987-88 ), Item 48
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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Bibliographic ID: WL00002839
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Holding Location: Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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November 9, 1987

Drinking Water

Problem: Administration of the drinking water program is
fragmented between DER and HRS.


WMDs have the authority to require permits for the
construction, modification and abandonment of wells. DER
classifies the quality of ground water and provides
criteria for each zone of discharge. Monitoring
requirements vary with the classification and type of
discharging facility. Any well to be used for public
purposes must also comply with the DER rule which
implements the Florida Safe Drinking Water Act. DER is
also responsible for community water systems while HRS is
responsible for non-community systems. DACS is responsible
for monitoring pesticides residues in the water in areas
where targeted pesticides are in volume use.

Public water systems draw from ground water and are
permitted by DER if they have at least 15 service
connections or regularly serve at least 25 persons daily at
least 60 days a year. DER certifies operators for public
water systems. DER has delegated to some counties the
permitting of non-community public water systems.

HRS regulates smaller systems with administration by county
or local health departments.

s. 381.261, F.S.

ss. 403.850-.864, F.S.
s. 403.861, F.S.
s. 403.862-.864, F.S.

s. 403..062, .063, F.S.

s. 373.217, F.S.
s. 373.016, F.S.
s. 373.036, F.S.

Supervision; private and certain
public water systems and
individual sewage and disposal
Florida Safe Drinking Water Act
Department; powers and duties.
HRS; Public Water Supply Duties
and Responsibilities
Florida Air and Water Pollution
Control Act
Superseded laws and regulations
Declaration of Policy-
State Water Use Plan


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November 9, 1987

s. 373.043, F.S.

s. 373.044, F.S.
s. 373.0395, F.S.

s. 373.106, F.S.

373.175, F.S.
373.219, F.S.
373.342, F.S.
403.087, F.S.

Adoption and enforcement of
Rules and regulations enforcement.
Groundwater basin resource
availability inventory
Permit-required for construction
involving underground formation.
Declaration of water shortage.
Consumptive use permits required.
Water well permits.

Proposed Solution:

Provide exclusive statutory authority for the construction
of drinking water wells in the WMDs and authority for the
water, after it leaves the well, to HRS. The HRS
Secretary shall have authority to adopt the drinking water
rules provided this does not jeapordize federal funding.
The drinking water program may be delegated to local
pollution control programs as well as county public health



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