THE OPERATION* BY PINELLAS ORDEN, fIU.ER 73-3R
COU ITY OF THE ELDRIGE-WILCE (SUPPLEi EN!TIIG ORDER NU-IBER 72 4
:4ELL FI[LD MI PI"EL_.AS COUNTY DATED DECEC1 ER 13, 1972, AS
AiUD llILLSUC.OUGIH COUNTY, FLOPIDA ANftEDED CY ORDER ; U"BER 73-2R
DATED JULY 11, 1973)
This matter cane before the Board of Governors of the Southlest Florida
Water Hanagement District (Regulatory), hereinafter referred to as "Board,"
at a public hearing duly and properly held before thle Board on July 11, 1973
notice having been duly given to Pinellas County, a political subdivision of
the State of Florida, hereinafter referred to as "County," for the purpose
( of promulgating further orders dealing with that certain well field operated
by Pinellas County in Pinellas County and Hillsborough County, Florida known
as the Eldridge-lilde 1Jell Field, relating to implementation and enforcement
of provisions contained in Order 72-4 entered by this Board on December 13,
1972, including modifications thereto, and the County having been present and
represented by its counsel at said hearing, and the Board, having carefully
considered the testimony presented throughout the day long hearing, and
having continued said hearing until September 12, 1973, at which time the
County w\as again present and represented by counsel, and flaving taken addi-
tional testimony, does find as follows:
i. That Pinellas County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida,
operates a well field, known as thl;e Eldridge-llilde Well Field, located in Sec-
tion 1, 11 and 12, To:wnship 27 South, Range 16 East, and Section 6, Township
27 South, Range 17 East, for thie withdrawal of groundwater.
2. That tihe lands described above, and the groundwater w;ithdraw\al th;ere-
from, are withlin thle boundaries of tihe District, and thle withdraw:al thcrcfrcn
is subject to the rules, regulations and authority of thle District.
3. Thlat there now exists thie necessity for regulating thile withdrawal of
water from said wcll field, in order to obltain thie most beneficial use of tlhe
/ water resources of tlhe State alnd to protect tlie pullic health, safety and
welfare ai(l tlhe nltLrests of thle w\atir users affected.
IT IS Tll:,l:l 'O;:, lUiill.LD AS FOLLO(,S: Exhibit Pace L f
1. a. Tle average dally .ludriwldl from such well field shall not
exccd 36 IId as measured cumulatively from Sptember i 1, 173.
b. Such average daily withdrawal shall not exceed 28 rigd after
April 15, 1974.
c. That the vmaximun daily withdrawal shall not exceed 44 mgd.
2. a. That aquifer testing of tlhe well field shall be conducted under
direction and supervision of tile District prior to February 1, 1974.
b. That a public hearing shall be held at the board meeting next
following completion and analysis of such aquifer testing to consider estab-
lishing regulatory levels and controls in lieu of maximum withdrawal rates
set forth hereinabove.
3. That reports of withdrawals for each preceding weekly period shall
be made by Pinellas County to the District by telephone not later than 4:00
p.m. on the following Mionday and certified in writing by letter posted not
later than M':onday midnight on forms to be provided by the District.
4. That weekly periods shall commence at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday of
5. That Pinellas County shall;
a. Irmmlediately complete pumping tests of wells in the vicinity of
C East Lake Road, keeping the District advised of progress on a weekly basis.
b. Proceed immediately with installation and testing of additional
wells in the vicinity of East Lake Road in Pincllas County completing con-
struction of two suci! wells by January 1, 1974; of tw\o such wells by Febru-
ary'l, 1974 and of tlhe last two wells by liarch 1I, 1974.
c. Proceed immediately with construction of weirs or other neces-
sary facilities to reduce runoff from the well field property com:npleting
construction by ttovcnmber 1, 1973.
d. Immediately proceedl with implementation of rechlarging the shallow
sands of ldridoe-Uililde illl lelld withll excess water.
Exhibit rPnge ofot
c. .lnact a(d forcee a Cout.y oraillnac to apply to all uscrs of
water from tlhe Pinellas County_ syst(:m prohibiting sprinkling of lawns and
ornamentals during the daylight hours.
f. Encourage and support Clearwater in its efforts to install addi-
tional wells. *
"g. Encourage and support municipalities and others, if any, to safely
tap the aquifers within their respective jurisdictions.
h. Effective prior to October 1, 1973 require shallow irrigation wells
and distribution systems for new developments which require irrigation.
1. Require low volume water closets for all replacements and all
future construction throughout the County effective not later than January i,
J. Require maximum use of retention ponding of storm runoff water
for irrigation purposes for all future developments effective prior to Octo-
ber 1, 1973.
k. Force the abandonment of all special irrigation water meters
throughout tile Pinellas County Hater System (P.C.U.S.) prior to'January 1, 1974.
1. Require municipalities-being furnished wholesale water from P.C.I.S.
to prohibit installation of meters of a size that would provide for lawn sprin-
C king in conjunction with domestic use after October 1, 1973.
m. Continue the surcharge schedule previously adopted by the County
to promote water conservation; complete a water rate study and implement recom-
mendations by January 1, 1974.
"n. Require that County and City public grounds use shallow wells, re-
cycled water or surface runoff for irrigation after January 1, 1974.
-o. Conduct studies on the recycling of waste water, Including force
main pumping of effluent to rechcarge areas, and require development of re-
v -p. Coilndullct an airess;lvoi public relation
citiziinry to practice water conservation.
ExllibitS Pr^ 3_ of-L
q. Sull;rit writttcn (prurolrss reports on all t1ems to t:he District by
the .first of each month.
'6. That a plan for the allocation of water to any user, as provided
for in the l.!ater Resources Act of 1972, as amended, Ilas not been put Into
effect by the District at the time tills order is entered; therefore, the
District is unable, at this time to make any allocations of water to any user,
and this order is not to be considered in any way as such an allocation of
7. That this order is supplemental to Order Number 72-4 heretofore
entered by the Board on December 13, 1972 as amended by Order Number 73-2R
dated July 11, 1973.
DONE and ORDERED this twelfth day of September, 1973.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA HATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT (REGULATORY), BY ITS
By:. Q. t., i,.
DERRILL S. .CATEER, Chairman
T'iOnAS .i VANi DER VEER, Assistant Secretary
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