Below are data files collected for microbiological contaminant monitoring under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The files are divided by DEP district and are in MS Excel format. Data Retrieved on May 11, 2020.
All public water systems are required to periodically test the water served to the public for contamination. The different types of contaminants are divided into groups. Below is a list of each contaminant group. Click on any link to see a list of contaminants as well as Florida state standards.
The Drinking Water Section located in the DEP headquarters in Tallahassee is responsible for writing rules, developing policy, managing funds, providing training and data management, and managing special initiatives. Enforcement of rules and permitting new construction is handled by six district offices. In several Florida counties, the department has delegated enforcement and permitting authority to local approved county health departments. Laboratory certification is the responsibility of the Department of Health Laboratory in Jacksonville.
No adverse health effects are generally associated with the secondary drinking water contaminants. At considerably higher concentrations than those listed in the standards, health implications may exist as well as aesthetic degradation.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.