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Well Surveillance

Environmental Health

The Florida Department of Health in Indian River County (DOH-Indian River) conducts the Well Surveillance program activities in Indian River County. The objective is to protect the health of our citizens and visitors from potential contaminates in their drinking water.  Activities include identifying (well surveys) and monitoring (routine sampling) of areas where contaminated drinking water is known or suspected.  If results show that contaminants in the potable water supply exceed a Maximum Contaminant Level, or Health Advisory Level, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Water Supply Restoration Program (WSRP) provides for restoration or replacement of potable water systems or private wells.  Restoration includes a provision for bottled water on a temporary basis, after which a more stable and convenient source of potable water is provided through the use of filters or connection to public water systems. Funding for this program is provided by Water Quality Assurance Trust Fund and the Inland Protection Trust Fund.

The Well Surveillance program is composed of the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Act (SUPER Act), Drinking Water Toxics Program (Toxics), Drycleaner Solvent Cleanup Program (DSCP), and the FDEP retains primary authority.

Visit the Florida Department of Health Drinking Water webpage or the FDEP's Water Supply Restoration Program (WSRP) for Contaminated Potable Water Wells webpage for more information.