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Storage Tank Regulation, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

In 1983, Florida was one of the first states in the union to pass legislation and adopt rules for underground and aboveground storage tank systems. Since then, over 28,000 facilities have reported discharges of petroleum products from storage tank systems. Florida relies on groundwater for about 92 percent of its drinking water needs, and has some of the most stringent rules in the country.

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