Water Services                               Kingsfield Well


ECUA has 32 water wells distributed throughout its service area that pump water from the Sand-and-Gravel Aquifer.  In general, ECUA customer receive water from the wells (two of five) located closest to their residence.  Hence, the water delivered to a customer, at any set time, changes slightly based on the characteristics of the source water.  Each well is considered a separate treatment plant, where water quality parameters are adjusted to comply with operating standards and all federal and state requirements.


ECUA pumps more than 13 billion gallons of water annually to more than 90,000 customers, an average of more than 35 million gallons daily.


ECUA employees work continually to provide our customers with the highest quality water possible, but we need your help, too.  As mentioned previously the Sand-and-Gravel Aquifer is our sole source of drinking water.  While this aquifer is a prolific source of water  for our community, it is very susceptible to contamination caused by activities on the land surface.  Because the aquifer is so vulnerable to contamination, we ask that all our customers, as well as residents, business owners and visitors to Escambia County help us protect our water supply.


You can help prevent groundwater contamination by taking advantage of

the ECUA’s free monthly pick-up of household hazardous waste.  Any ECUA customer can request pick-up of items such as paint, used motor and cooking oil, lawn and garden chemicals and swimming pool chemicals.



Backflow Devices/ Cross Connection Control

The Environmental Control Programs Division (ECP) of the ECUA was created in compliance with Section 62-550 of the Florida Administrative Code, which requires all community water systems to establish a routine cross-connection control program to detect and prevent cross-connections that may create an imminent and substantial danger to the public health.

Our goal is to ensure protection of public health through the provision of minimum requirements and standards for design, construction, operation, and maintenance of our potable water system.


Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention

Cross Connection Control FAQ's

Brochure: Residential Backflow Prevention and
Cross Connection Control 

Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Technicians

Guidelines for Customers Applying to ECUA for Commercial Water or Sewer Service

Types of Backflow Preventers


Contact Information




For further information or assistance, please call or email the ECP Division staff: