Wellfield Protection

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Drinking Water Wellhead at Forest Park Elementary

Approximately 80% of the drinking water in Palm Beach County comes from groundwater and some of this water comes from areas close to our schools (sometimes directly underneath!) Contamination is a constant threat from pollutants seeping into the ground. As a result, the District has to comply with its permit to only store chemicals in specific areas and to store them in a way that minimizes the chance of spills.  These schools must also inspect the storage areas on a daily basis to document whether any spills have occurred.