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Well Surveillance

FL Dept of Health in Pinellas - Environmental Health

Well Surveillance Program 

wellThe Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County identifies and monitors potable drinking water wells in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, where contaminated drinking water is suspected and may pose a threat to public health.

The Well Surveillance Program is composed of the following groups: the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Act (SUPER Act), Drinking Water Toxics Program (Toxics), Drycleaner Solvent Cleanup Program (DSCP), Waste Cleanup Program (WC) and other water programs.

The goal of the Well Surveillance Program is to identify potable wells within an suspected area of contamination, to sample a sufficient number of representative wells to determine if ground water contamination is present, and to assist the Department of Environmental Protection in creating and maintaining a risked-based prioritization system of contaminated sites to determine the order of cleanup.

The Pinellas County Program office coordinates with the State Program office in Tallahassee and chemical analysis of water samples is conducted at the Department of Environmental Protection's laboratory.

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • How can I get a copy of my sample results?

    Please call 727-538-7277 and speak with someone who works in the Well Surveillance Program.
  • How do I get my potable drinking water well tested?

    • Please call 727-538-7277 and speak with someone who works in the Well Surveillance Program.
    • Provide your name, address, and telephone number.
    • We will call the Tallahassee Program office to seek permission to sample the potable drinking water well.
  • How do I give permission for my well to be sampled?

    • If the Department has been in the area conducting a Well Survey and you are not home at the time of our visit; we will leave a door hanger informing you of the visit, asking permission to sample the well, and provide you with our contact information, if you wish to set up an appointment while you are home.
    • Please call 727-538-7277 and ask to speak with someone in the Well Surveillance Program. Inform the employee that you would like a form giving the Health Department permission to sample your potable drinking water well be send to you by mail, email, or fax.
  • Where can I find more information about the Florida Department of Health's role in these facilities?

    Visit the Florida Department of Health website