SUPER Act Program
The State Underground Petroleum Environmental Response (SUPER) Act was enacted by Florida State Legislature in 1986 in order to conduct drinking water well sampling and investigation around known or suspected contaminated petroleum facilities, such as service stations, industrial and fuel oil sites. These investigations are conducted for public wells within a half (1/2) mile ring of the contaminated site, and one quarter (1/4) mile for private wells.
The State recently expanded this program to include contaminated sites around known or suspected dry cleaning facilities.
These petroleum facilities, also known as Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) "rescored" facilities, are sites that are suspected of or known to have petroleum leaks from tanks that have failed due to code violations or due to accidental spills. If the spill or leak is less than 50 gallons of volume, the facility is "rescored" for remediation, and water sampling is done. Residents within the investigation ring that have contaminated wells are provided with bottled drinking water until a filtration system can be installed in the water supply lines.
For more information on this program, please contact the Florida Department of Health in Columbia County at (386)758-1058.