The Monroe County Health Department receives proposal from property owners who wish to use a hauled water system to provide potable water for single-family dwellings. These systems include a storage tank that is filled with water from a source located off the premises. Water from this tank is then pumped into a pressure tank and into the home's distribution system. The reasons to have a hauled water system at a home include: the groundwater supply could be contaminated, it has poor aesthetic quality or is of insufficient quantity.
There are a number of potential problems with a hauled water system. To address those concerns the Monroe County Health Department reviews and approves plans for hauled water systems prior to issuing a permit. The Division also conducts an inspection of the system after it has been installed.