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Water Services

Florida Department of Health in Lake County Environmental Health

  •  352-253-6130


    352-253-6133, Secure Fax 352-253-6140

    Mailing Address

    Post Office Box 1305 

    Tavares, FL 32778 

    Physical Address 

    315 West Main Street, Suite 523 

    Tavares, FL 32778 

Water services issue construction and operating permits for Department of Health small community and commercial limited use water systems. Environmental Health has a Delegated Well Permitting program with the Saint Johns River Water Management District, to issue permits on wells less than 6 inches in diameter within Lake County district areas. The Water Services group monitors groundwater in delineated areas, performs contamination sampling (Ethylene Di-Bromide) for pesticides in old grove/agricultural areas, and inspects wells for chemical contaminations. The Water Services group records site readings on technical field equipment, turn in GPS info by electronically uploading data transferred e-mail coordinates to Tallahassee Bureau of Water Programs. Then maps are performed and provided to DEP by DOH Bureau of Water Programs.

Florida Department of Health Water Programs Website