A multifamily water system serves three or
four water systems. There are different construction
standards for a multifamily water system. Only one of
the residences may be rented. If more than one
residence on the same well is rented, then the water system
must be regulated as a limited use community public water
A limited use community public water system
serves up to 15 connections or less than 25 people who are
in residence at least 60 days per year.
A limited use commercial public water system
serves a commercial establishment that provides
potable water for public
consumption less than 60 days per year and has fewer
than 25 employees. The term "establishment" includes
businesses, home day care centers for children and adults,
churches, and social and fraternal organizations.
Limited Use Commercial Water systems may be
registered or permitted depending on whether or not they are
a source of water for public consumption.
Chapter 64E-8, F.A.C., sets standards for
private and limited use water system construction and
operations. It establishes registration requirements and
fees, and sets maximum contaminant
levels (MCLs) for lead, nitrate, and bacteria.
Chapter 64E-8, F.A.C., rules have been
written to protect our most vulnerable citizens -- the very
young, the very old, persons with immune deficiencies, and
also tenants, visitors, customers, and workers who have no
control of the quality of the water they drink in an
The Department of Health administers the
64E-8, F.A.C., Program in coordination with all 67 County