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Monitoring Rules and Guidance

Florida Department of Health - Hillsborough County

Floridan Newsletter
The Floridan, a Drinking Water newsletter, presents issues and explores events of interest to owners and operators of public water systems, drinking water managers, and policy makers around the state.

Stage 2 DBP Monitoring
Stage 2 Disinfectant Byproduct monitoring begins in 2014 for all community and non-transient non-community water systems serving less than 10,000 persons

Ground Water Rule (GWR)
The purpose of the rule is to provide for increased protection against microbial pathogens in public water systems that use ground water sources. The EPA is particularly concerned about ground water systems that are susceptible to fecal contamination since disease-causing pathogens may be found in fecal contamination.

Water and Domestic Wastewater Operator Certification Program
Florida Statutes require anyone who operates a drinking water treatment plant or a domestic wastewater treatment plant to be licensed by Florida Department of Environmental Protection. To qualify for licensure an applicant must meet minimum educational and work experience requirements for each class of license. A passing score is required on the exam for the type and level license desired.

Water: Cross Connection Control
All community water systems are required to have a cross connection control program.