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Water Systems

Florida Department of Health in Glades County

  •  (863) 946-0707


    (863) 946-3097

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 489  

    1021 Health Park Drive 

    Moore Haven, Florida 33471 

County Health Departments (CHDs) have the responsibility for the supervision of all private, multi-family, and limited-use public water systems from which water is available to the public. CHDs implement the operational environmental health aspects of this program component and perform other functions which include conducting sanitary surveys, plan reviews, evaluating water treatment and distribution systems, collecting and evaluating water samples, and investigating waterborne disease outbreaks, including conditions associated with bacterial/viral, chemical, and radiological contaminants.

Contact Information

Any questions regarding the water program can be addressed by calling the main Environmental Health Section phone number: 863-946-0707.

Water Programs

Limited Use

All proposed new installations, repairs, modifications and approvals of existing systems require a permit from the Florida Department of Health in Glades County. Applications for permits are made at the Florida Department of Health in Glades County located at 1021 Health Park Drive, Moore Haven, Fl. 33471


  • Limited Use Well Construction Application/$130.00 (Serves as 1st Year Permit)
  • Limited Use System Annual Operation Permit/$130.00
  • Limited Use System Registration Permit/$15.00
  • Limited Use System Annual Operation Permit for Family Day Care/$30.00 
  • for Family Day Care/$30.00
  • Multi-Family Water System Construction Permit/$75.00


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Regulatory Code

Chapter 64E-8 Florida Administrative Code

Bureau of Water Programs

This bureau regulates the drinking water for approximately 70% of Florida's residents. The bureau also manages DOH responsibilities under the State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response Act (SUPER Act), Drycleaner Solvent Surveillance Program, and the Drinking Water Toxics Program. The bureau regulates construction of Public Swimming Pools and Freshwater Bathing Places. The bureau supervises implementation of the Florida Healthy Beaches Program, testing coastal beaches to protect public health.


Bureau of Water Programs