SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER HAtAGEMENtT DISTRICT
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG )
CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT ) ORDER I0. 76-2
APPLICATION O1O. 7500004 )
After due notice a Public Hearing was held before the Governing Board
of the District on Wednesday, January 14, 1976 and February 18, 1976 in the
Board Room, District Headquarters, Southwest Florida Water Management District,
U. S. 41 South, Brooksville, Florida, to consider Application No. 750000C for
a Consumptive Use Permit for water in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicant
was present and represented by Counsel at said Hearing. The Board, after hearing
and considering testimony and receiving and examining documentary evidence, makes
the following Findings of Fact:
1. The City of St. Petersburg applied on September 4, 1975 for a permit for
public water supply as an existing use of 9 mgd and a new use of 19 r.d from
23 wells located in Hillsborough County for off-site consumption.
2. The City has requested an average annual withdrawal of 19 mgd and a raximL.
V daily withdrawal of 22 rngd.
3. The Application No. 7500004 as amended with attachments, letters of
objections, copy of proof of publications of notice of hearings which was
published in Tampa Tribune on October 22 and 29, 1975, and notices to those
"listed under Chapterl6J-2.05(2)(c), Florida Administrative Code, were-
received into the record.
4. Testimony was received by the applicant's representatives, consultants and
District staff on the effects of withdrawing the requested amounts of water.
5. Testimony was presented by the District staff that the applicant has requested
to increase the average annual withdrawal frcm 9 r.sd to 19 mgd. iesulatory
levels will have to be utilized as a regulatory tool to regulate withdrawals.
The application is for a use that is a reasonable and beneficial cnx; con-
sistent with the public interest; will not interfere with any lerjl Ls3
existing at time of application; will not cause the rate of flow of a
stream or other watercourse to be lowered below the rinimunm rate of flow
established by the Board; will not cause the level of potentiomn'tric surf ace
to be lowered below the Board's established regulatory levels; will not loner
the level of the surface of water to below the minimum level set by the Board;
will not significantly induce salt-water encroachment; will not, based
on study of water table response, cause the water table to be lowered so
that lake stages or vegetation will be adversely and significantly affected
on lands other than those owned, leased, or controlled by the applicant;
but the amount of water consumptively used will exceed the water crop by
3005% based on the fact that the available water crop is 632,000 gallons
6. The well field has been regulated by existing regulatory levels which should
eliminate future water level declines. Data collected indicate the regulatory
levels are protecting the water resources of the area.
7.- The proposed withdrawal of water in the quantities requested will cause a
drawdown of the potentiometric surface at the boundaries of the applicant's
well field by more than five feet; but will not cause the water table under
the applicant's well field to be lowered by rore than three feet or cause
the level of the surface of water in any lake or impoundment other than
within the applicant's well field property to be lowered more than one foot
C or cause the potentiometric surface to be lowered below sea level.
Based upon the testimony heard and the documentary evidence received
and the Findings of Fact made as set out hereinabove, the Board makes the
CONICLUSIC:IS OF LAW
The parties have properly proceeded under Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
and the Rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The testimony heard ard docVz nCiary
evidence received permit the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water
Management District to grant the application for a Consumptive Use Pernit with
certain restrictions to protect the natural resources of the area.
IT IS TIiEREUPO,1
The Staff of Southwest Florid3 Water Management District is authorized
and directed to issue a Permit on Application tlo. 7500004 containing the terms
and conditions set forth in Exhibit I, attached hereto.
DATED: A'gts 4 17 SOUTI'IEST FLC.ICA WATER MAE,.1T DISTRICT
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CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT
PERMIT GRANTED TO: PERMIT NO. 7500C00
DATE PERMIT GRANfTED:_
City of St. Petersburg DATE PERMIT APrLICATIO1I
FILED: Seotember 4, 1975
P. 0. Box 2842 PERMIT EXPIRES 0:1: Decc-br 31-. 130
SOURCE CLASSIFICATION: Flori(d AcuiTer
St. Petersburg, Florida USE CLASSIFICATION: Public Su'iv -
(Legal iame and Address)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PERMIT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. That all statements in the application and in supporting data are
true and accurate and based upon the best information available,
and that all conditions set forth herein will be complied with. If
any of the statements in the application and in the supporting data
are found to be untrue and inaccurate, or if applicant fails to comply
with all of the conditions set forth herein, then this Permit shall
automatically become null and void.
2. This Permit is predicated upon the assertion by applicant that the
use of water applied for and granted is and continues to be a reason|
able beneficial use as defined in Section 379.019(5), Florida
Statutes, is and continues to be consistent with the public interest,
and will not interfere with any legal use of ;water existing on the
date this Permit is granted,
.3. In granting this Permit, SWFWltID has, by regulation, reserved frc.m use
by applicant, water in such locations and quantities, for such seasons
of the year, as it determines may be required for the protection of
fish and wildlife and the public health and safety. Such reservations
are subject to periodic review and revision in light of changed
4. Based upon the application and supporting documents, S.FW'1D finds
that the applicant's use of water was in existence before January 1,
1975 at the rate of 9 million gallons per day.b
N5. nothing in this Permit should be construed to limit the authority of
Southwest Florida Water Management District to declare water shortages
arid issue orders pursuant to Section 373.175, Florida Statutes, or to
formulate a plan for implementation during periods of water shortage
pursuant to Section 373.246, Florida Statutes.-
6. This Permit authorizes the applicant named above to make a r
combined average annual withdrawal of 19 million gallons of water
per day with a maximum combined withdrawal rate not to
exceed 22 rod during a single day. Withdrawals are
authorized as shown in the table below.
7 WITHDRAWAL POINT GALLONS PER DAY GALLONS PER DAY
LATITUDE LONGITUDE MAXIMUM AVERAGE
28oS'50" 82035'.49 1200000 943480
2805'50" 82035'43" 575000 563480
28r6' 6" 8203529" 500000 443480
2806'll" 02035'16" 12000CO 998480
28o6'22" 02035'14" 1200000 998430
2806' 1" 82035' 8" 1200000 963480
2806'43 OgO34'25"? 1000000 943480
2806'49" 82034'20' 1200000 1000000
28o6'35" 82035' 4" 1000000 8 980440
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2807'13" 82034'13" 1200000 993480
2806' O" 82035' 3" 10000C0 873480
2806' 1" 82035'18" 575000 543480
2806' 8" 82o35' 3" 1000000 983480
2806'14" 82035'30" 1200000 963480
2806'22" 82035'33" 1150000 1000000
2807'14" 82034'20M 575000 566950
2807'21" 82034'21" 850000 723480
2807'33" 82034'21" 1000000 783480
2807'44" 82034V29" 575000 543480
2807'52" 82034'30" 750000 643480.
2807'58" 82034'33" 850000 763480
2808'12" 82034'40" 1000000 789960
.8. The use of said water is restricted to the use classification set forth
above. Any change in the use of said water will require a modification
of this Permit.
9. In the event an emergency water shortage should be declared, the
District may alter, modify or declare to be inactive, all or parts of
this,Permit. An authorized District Representative may, at any
reasonable time, enter the property to inspect the facilities and may
require that this Permit be shown.
10. Applicant shall comply with the following items, and if Applicant
fails to comply with them, then this Permit shall automatically
become null and void:
A. That the City, its agents and employees, shall not withdraw or cause
to be withdrawn, from the wells in the aforesaid Cosme-Odessa Well
Field, Hillsborough County, Florida, any amount of water which will
. cause the weekly average elevation of the potentiometrit surface of
the Floridan Aquifer as determined cumulatively to be less than:
(a) Twenty (20) feet above mean sea level as measured at Grace 3
Observation Well (280607;1823530W).
(b) Twenty-five (25) feet above mean sea level as measured at the
""James II" Observation Wall (280703:1023417).
(c) Twenty-four (24) feet above mean sea level as measured at the
"Calm 33A" Observation Well (2808360;0323438).
B. In connection with the operation of the Cosmie-Odessa kell Field:
(a) At no time shall the weekly average elevations of the potenticmetric
surface of the Floridan Aquifer be rore than 3 feet below the
elevations set forth in Paragraph 1 above.
(b) Weekly average elevations shall be calculated by adding together
the high reading for each day and the low reading for each day,
then dividing the sum thereof by 14; each weekly period shall
commence at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday of each week.
(c) The weekly average elevations shall be determined cuailatively-
from tNovember 1, 1973 through Saptember 30, 1974. A new
production year shall start on October 1, 1974 and each October
1 thereafter. Cumulative weekly average elevations shall not
carry over frcm one production year to another.
C. Reports of wee-kly average elevations for each weekly period shall be
made by City to District by telephone on the following nlonday and
confirmed in writing in a form to be provided by District; such weekly
periods shall coirrr'nce at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday of each week.
D. Well E-100 shall be modified or replaced with a well to serve as a
chloride monitoring well. Specifications for such modification or
replacement shall be submitted to the District within thirty (30)
days following the date of this Order.
E. The total maximum withdrawal from the Cosr.e-Odessa and Section 21
Well Fields shall not exceed 168 million gallons per week, which
-- amount shall not be figured cumulatively; provided that during any six
(6) weeks in the production year 1976, the City can pump an additional
21 million gallons per week in excess of 163 million gallons per week.
However, all production by the City shall be reasonably balanced between
the two well fields.
F. This permit is issued pursuant to Part 2 of Chapter 16J, F.A.C. and
authorizes the consumptive use of water.
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AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE: _
CONSUMPTIVE USE SECTION
WATER RESOURCES DIVISION
"* AUTORI SI .
Applicant hereby certified that applicant is the owner of the property covered
by this application, that the information contained in this application is true
and accurate and, if applicant is a corporation or a partnership, that the
undersigned has the legal authority to execute this application and affidavit on
behalf of said corporation or partnership.
Signature of Applicant
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this day of__
ROTARY Y PUBLIC
My Conmission Expires: