Responsibilities of Other Agencies
The City of Tallahassee
The City of Tallahassee's Water Utility is responsible for water, waste and stormwater operations. From flood prevention and resource preservation to ensuring the safe and dependable delivery of the highest quality drinking water, the City is committed to meeting the needs of our community. The City of Tallahassee's Water Utility:
To contact City of Tallahassee Utilities, click here.
Leon Soil and Water Conservation District
The Leon Soil and Water Conservation District is comprised of 5 elected volunteer Supervisors who work together to promote public health through the protection of natural resources.
Talquin Electric Cooperative
Talquin Electric Cooperative provides electricity to approximately 53,000 accounts and provides water and wastewater services from Florida's Gulf coast to the Florida state line, including portions of Tallahassee and the surrounding areas.
To contact Talquin Electric Cooperative, click here.
Northwest Florida Water Management District
The mission of the Northwest Florida Water Management District is to implement the provisions of Chapter 373, Water Resources, Florida Statues, in a manner that best ensures the continued welfare of the residents and water resources of Northwest Florida. The District works to ensure a clean and adequate water supply, protect water quality, promote flood protection and improve natural systems in the Northwest Florida Panhandle Region.
Resources and services they provide include:
To contact a representative from the Northwest Florida Water Management District, click here.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) monitors water quality, sets restoration goals for surface waters and oversees restoration activities. FDEP implements state laws providing for the protection of the quality of Florida's drinking water, ground water, rivers, lakes, estuaries and wetlands; reclamation of mined lands; and the preservation of the state's beach and dune systems. FDEP also functions as oversight over public water systems and assists local governments and other entities by providing funding for drinking water, stormwater and wastewater projects and oversees water management districts as they implement water supply and water quality protection programs. The following outlines responsibilities of FDEP:
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Florida Department of Health
The Florida Department of Health works to prevent disease of environmental origin. Environmental activities focus on prevention, preparedness, and education and are implemented through routine monitoring, education, surveillance and sampling of facilities and conditions that may contribute to the occurrence or transmission of disease.
The Florida Department of Health provides information on the following areas related to water:
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages and regulates Florida's fish and wildlife resources and enforces related laws and regulations through its division of law enforcement. The following outlines responsibilities of the FWC:
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United States Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works to protect human and environmental health by researching the effects of and mandating limits on the use of pollutants. The EPA regulates the manufacturing, processing, distribution and use of chemicals and other pollutants and is responsible for determining safe tolerance levels for chemicals and other pollutants in food, animal feed and water. The EPA also works to ensure that:
- Americans have clean air, land and water;
- Efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on scientific information;
- Federal laws protecting human health and environment are administered fairly;
- Environmental stewardship is considered in establishing environmental policy;
- The public has access to accurate information regarding human health and environmental risks;
- Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by responsible agencies; and
- Chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.
The EPA works towards accomplishing its mission through:
The EPA oversees programs intended to promote energy efficiency, environmental stewardship, sustainable growth, air and water quality, and pollution prevention and enforces its findings through fines, sanctions and other procedures.These programs include:
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