The DEP Southwest District regulates underground injection control wells in Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk counties.
The Southwest District permits non-major Class V wells (such as closed-loop heat pump/air conditioning return flow wells and stormwater wells). All other wells, including Class I wells and major Class V wells (such as aquifer storage and recovery, aquifer recharge, exploratory and reverse osmosis), are permitted by the Aquifer Protection Program in DEP’s Tallahassee office.
Applications may be submitted via email or in hardcopy. Applications may be submitted via email in PDF format to SWD_WF_Permitting@FloridaDEP.gov. Hardcopy applications may be sent to the district office (a single set is sufficient; multiple copies are not needed). Application fee payments must be submitted to the district office. Please contact the Permitting Team for fee information.
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