Water Quality Regulations
 

 

Our water meets all federal standards.

The ECUA’s goal is to provide a reliable water supply that meets or exceeds the standards of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.


In addition to meeting federal and state standards, we also strive to keep you informed about water quality and the water issues that affect you.  Each year, the ECUA sends all customers a Water Quality Report, which includes a system wide table of sampling results.

    

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

The Department's Water Programs are responsible for protecting the quality of Florida’s drinking water as well as its rivers, lakes and wetlands, and for reclaiming lands after they have been mined for phosphate and other minerals. The FDEP’s Water Resource Protection Programs include the Safe Drinking Water program, which assures the public that water systems provide safe and reliable drinking water.

  

FDEP Safe Drinking Water Program

The Department of Environmental Protection has the primary role of regulating public water systems in Florida. Authority derives from Chapter 403, Part IV, Florida Statutes, and by delegation of the federal program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Department has promulgated a number of rules in the Florida Administrative Code.

A public water system is one that provides water to 25 or more people for at least 60 days each year or serves 15 or more service connections. These public water systems may be publicly or privately owned and operated.

Very small water systems which provide water for public consumption, but which do not fall under the above definition, are regulated by the Department of Health and the county health departments. Bottled water and water vending machines are regulated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Food Safety. Digging of water wells, both public and private, and the quantities of water that may be extracted, are regulated by the Water Management Districts.