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Emerging Contaminants

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What's in your drinking water...and what's not?

To ensure your drinking water is safe, Marion County Utilities follows guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as provided by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In addition, Marion County Utilities adheres to additional regulations in various chapters of Marion County's code of ordinances.

Marion County Utilities routinely samples county-maintained pubic facilities and water supplies. Households using private wells for water supplies may contact the Florida Department of Health, Marion County to learn more about water testing procedures.

What to learn more about what water samples found and didn't find in your drinking water? Review the DEP's frequently asked questions on contaminants of emerging concern.

Review the DEP's drinking water standards here.

Florida Springs Protection Act

Passed during the 2016 legislative session, the Florida Springs Protection Act affects permits issued on or after July 1, 2018.
- Read the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's summary here.
- Find out more on the FDEP's website here.