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Limited Use Public Water Systems

Environmental Engineering

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    Mailing Address

    60 Danley Dr. S Unit #1 

    Fort Myers, FL 33907 


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These regulations include water systems that serve the following:

Two (2) or more rental residences or five (5) or more non-rental residences, but no more than fourteen (14) service connections and no more than twenty-four (24) persons;

An establishment that serves any number of persons for less than sixty (60) days per year, or no more than twenty-four (24) persons for any number of days per year, or:

An establishment that serves any number of persons for any number of days per year provided that the system serves no more than twenty-four (24) of the same persons for (6) or more months per year and there is no oral consumption of the water by the transient population. Oral consumption includes consumption of the water through water fountains, cups, water-based beverages, dishwashing and water used in food preparation.

Limited Use Public Water systems are regulated by the Department of Health (DOH) through the local health departments in accordance with Florida Administrative Code Chapter 64E-8. The Department of Health inspects for compliance, completes yearly sanitary surveys, collects quarterly bacteriological samples and provides analysis if collected by department personnel. Enforcement actions may be deemed necessary for non-compliant water systems.

All new potable wells serving Limited Use Water Systems must be constructed in accordance with Section 62-532.500, F.A.C. and Chapter 40E, and shall be separated from major contaminant sources per section 64E-8.002(2). All new wells must obtain a construction permit and a site inspection from the Department prior to the well being drilled.

Florida Administrative Code Chapter 64E-8

Fact Sheet for Operating Requirements for Limited Use Water Systems

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