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Wellhead Protection

The Wellhead Protection Program is a pollution prevention and management program used to protect underground based sources of drinking water. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1986, established a program for the states to delineate and manage Wellhead Protection Areas (WHPAs) for protection of ground water supplies from contamination. A Wellhead Protection Area is defined as the surface and subsurface area surrounding a public water supply well, through which contaminants are reasonably likely to move toward and reach the well.

DEP's Plant Operations Excellence Award Program

Call for Nominations for DEP's 2023 Plant Excellence Awards!

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Plant Excellence Awards. This program celebrates Florida's drinking water and domestic wastewater facilities that demonstrate excellence in operation, maintenance, innovative treatment, waste reduction, pollution prevention, recycling or other special achievements.


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