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Well Surveillance Program

Environmental Health

  •   772-873-4931
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    Fax

    772-595-1306
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    Mailing Location

    Department of Health in St Lucie County 

    5150 NW Milner Drive 

    Port St Lucie, FL 34983


     

    Physical Location

    3855 South US 1 

    Fort Pierce, FL 34982


FACT: One gallon of gasoline pollutes 1,000,000 gallons of water.

In 1986, the Florida Legislature created the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Act in response to the contamination from leaking underground storage tanks. The Florida Department of Health was given the authority to provide field and laboratory services, toxicological risk assessment, and investigation of drinking water contamination complaints. The Well Surveillance group manages several programs to identify and monitor areas in Florida where contaminated drinking water is suspected and may pose a threat to public health. The Well Surveillance Section is composed of the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Act (SUPER Act), Drinking Water Toxics Program (Toxics), Drycleaner Solvent Cleanup Program (DSCP).The two main activities of the Well Surveillance Program is well surveys and sampling. The two essential activities performed when completing a well survey are locating facilities (i.e. service stations) and then sampling nearby drinking water wells for the appropriate chemical. We provide accurate Global Positioning System (GPS) locations for each facility and drinking water wells located within a 1/4 mile radius, and all large public water system supply wells (more than 150,000 gallons per day) within a 1/2 mile radius.

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