Regulatory Agencies

Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. is regulated by the following government agencies to assure the availability and quality of the drinking water provided to our customers. Under that regulatory oversight, Lighthouse Utilities Co., Inc. routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. This routine sampling takes place at least monthly.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has the primary role of regulating public water systems in Florida. Authority derives from Chapter 403, Part IV, Florida Statutes and by delegation of the federal program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information, a brochure is available from FDEP with information for the consumer about FDEP's role in assuring the quality of your drinking water.

Florida Public Service Commission
The Florida Public Service Commission is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive some of their most essential services — electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater — in a safe, reasonable, and reliable manner. In doing so, the PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in one or more of three key areas: rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service. For more information on the services the Public Service Commission does and does not regulate, the FPSC has provided a booklet entitled When to Call the PSC.

Northwest Florida Water Management District
The Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD or District) is one of five water management districts in Florida created by the Water Resources Act of 1972. The District has worked for decades to protect and manage the water resources of the Florida Aquifer in a sustainable manner for the continued welfare of people and natural systems across its 16-county region, which includes Gulf County. The Mission of the Northwest Florida Water Management District is to implement the provisions of Chapter 373, Water Resources, Florida Statutes, in a manner that best ensures the continued welfare of the residents and natural systems of northwest Florida.