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Drinking Water

Environmental Health

Regulation, permitting, inspection and sample collection of small public water systems.

Well Water Testing 

If you have had a drop in water pressure, leak, or break, it's a good idea to have your well water tested. Environmental Health Water sample containers and instructions are available to anyone that wishes to have their well water tested for bacteria. Water samples must be collected the same day that you will submit them and in the containers that we provide. The cost of the test is $30 at the time of submission. We accept samples on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Please Contact Us for more information.

For more information please visit:
Well Maintenance
Private Drinking Water Wells
Emergency Well Treatment

Limited Use Wells 

This program deals with Limited Use Public Water Systems (public water systems which are not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act), multi-family water systems, and private water systems.  Water Sample containers are provided if you wish to have a bacteriological sample of your water analyzed. Containers are available from Environmental Health. Samples are $30 at the time of submission.

For limited use drinking water forms and more information visit:

For information on private water systems go to:

The codes and standards for Limited Use Wells are found in 64E-8 F.A.C. (PDF - 69 KB).

Permit fees can be paid online at or by calling our office.

Well Surveillance Program 

The Well Surveillance Program manages several programs to identify and monitor areas in Sumter County where contaminated drinking water is suspected and may pose a threat to public health.  The Well Surveillance Program is composed of the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response (SUPER) Act, Drinking Water Toxic's Program (DWTP) and the Drycleaner Solvent Cleanup Program (DSCP). Chemical analysis of water samples is conducted at the Department’s laboratory in Jacksonville. Florida's Department of Enviornmental Protection and the Department of Health partner in the program. The data is maintained in a central spatial relationship database.  Users can generate maps and reports summarizing water quality for individual wells or areas of interest.

For more information, please visit: Well Surveillance Program | Florida Department of Health (