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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Drinking Water

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  •  850-833-9247 / 850-689-7859

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    221 Hospital Dr. NE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 

    810 E. James Lee Blvd., Crestview, FL 32539 


The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) Limited Use Well program regulates public water systems that are not covered by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Water Systems under the jurisdiction of the FDOH include the following:
  • Limited Use Community Water System - a water system that serves two or more rental residences or five or more non-rental residences, with no more than fourteen service connections or twenty-four persons residing in the residences.
  • Limited Use Commercial Water System - a water system that serves a small commercial business such as a church, retail shop, office or other small business.
  • Multifamily Water System - a water system that provides piped water to three or four residences, one of which may be a rental residence.

Environmental Health inspectors conduct annual inspections of permitted limited use wells and monitor wells for compliance with required sampling for bacteriological and chemical contamination. Inspectors also conduct complaint inspections in response to citizen complaints.

Limited Use Wells are regulated under Chapter 64E-8, (pdf 127.44kb) Florida Administrative Code. The construction of a drinking water supply well is regulated by Chapter 62-532, Florida Administrative Code and is implemented by Northwest Florida Water Management District, which issues well construction permits and regulates the construction of wells in Okaloosa County. Limited Use Wells Application Package