A Well Construction Permit may be required before a well is installed. This permit ensures that wells are built by licensed water well contractors and conform to water use permit standards within the District.
Our staff are required to determine if the proposed well(s) will:
Provide a reasonable and beneficial use
Not adversely impact the environment or any existing legal users
Reflect what was permitted in the water use permit, unless there is an exemption
There may be additional considerations.
A District water use permit is not required for single-family homes or duplexes, although smaller wells often require a permit from the county health department. Firefighting water wells and saltwater use or reclaimed water use wells also do not need a permit.
If a well construction permit application does not correspond to the withdrawal facilities listed in the water use permit, then the water use permit will need to be modified to reflect the change in facilities, or the well construction permit application will need to be modified. These modifications can slow the permitting process.
Mr. Craig English Broward County Health Department 780 SW 24th Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 954-467-4700, ext. 4233 Fax: 954-467-4898 Craig_English@doh.state.fl.us All Wells less than 12" in diameter. (12" and up contact Ann Marie Superchi, SFWMD, 561-682-6929)
Mr. Ed Fisher City of Cape Coral P.O. Box 150027 Cape Coral, FL 33915-0027 239-573-3053 EFischer@capecoral.net All Wells except city-owned sites. (City owned projects contact Ann Marie Superchi, SFWMD, 561-682-6929)
Mr. Daryl Hughes Collier County 2800 N. Horseshoe Drive Naples, FL 34112 239-252-2391 All Wells except Collier County-owned wells. (Collier County-owned projects, contact Ann Marie Superchi, SFWMD, 561-682-6929)
Lee County Natural Resources Management 1500 Monroe Street Ft. Myers, FL 33901 239-533-8114 All Wells except Lee County-owned projects, Sanibel Island and Cape Coral. (Cape Coral projects contact Cape Coral. Lee County-owned projects and Sanibel Island, contact Ann Marie Superchi, SFWMD, 561-682-6929)
Ms. Ann Marie Superchi SFWMD P.O. Box 24680 West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680 561-682-6929 firstname.lastname@example.org SFWMD issues well permits in its area of Charlotte County, Monroe County, Lee County-owned projects and City of Cape Coral-owned projects in Lee County, Collier County-owned projects in Collier County and 12" diameter wells and larger in Broward County.
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