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Drinking Water

Environmental Health Program of Jackson County


The Northwest Florida Water Management District permits the drilling of all wells in Jackson County.  The Jackson County Health Department Environmental Health Section permits Limited Use Public Water Systems (LUPWS) serving a variety of facilities.  Such facilities would include small businesses, family day care providers, small mobile home and R.V. parks, duplexes and triplexes, etc.  
LUPWS's are classified as Community and Commercial.  

Annual permits are issued and annual inspections are conducted at these systems.

Reviews are made of required bacteriological and chemical analysis for compliance.

Florida Department of Health
Water Systems


Environmental Health currently conducts this program in Jackson County.  

State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response (SUPER) Act was enacted by State Legislation in 1986.   

We are responsible to conduct off-site investigations pertaining to drinking water wells around contaminated petroleum facilities, i.e. service stations, fuel oil sites, industrial sites.

SUPER Act Program