Recognizing the number of contaminated facilities and the threat to drinking water, the Florida Department of Health was given the public health responsibility of identifying and sampling drinking water wells around contaminated sites.
The Well Surveillance Program is a combination of the following three sub-programs:
- Drinking Water Toxics
- Dry Cleaning Solvent Surveillance
- State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Act (SUPER Act)
The Florida Legislature enacted the SUPER Act (Chapter 376.3071, Florida Statutes) in response to ground water contamination resulting from leaking underground petroleum storage tanks. Locally our program conducts well surveillance in potentially impacted areas, notifies the public of potential adverse health effects and provides assistance in obtaining alternative sources of drinking water.