week which amount shall not be figured cumulatively. Production
shall be reasonably balanced between the two well fields; and
provided that further modifications may be made when a Consumptive
Use Permit is considered on Section 21 Well Field.
3. Reports of weekly average elevations for each weekly period shall be
made by CITY to DISTRICT by telephone on the following Monday and
confirmed in writing on forms to be provided by DISTRICT: such weekly
periods shall commence at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday of each week.
4. That on or before January 10, 1976, CITY shall submit to DISTRICT a
plan for modification or replacement of chloride monitor well E-100
at or near the same location to provide a monitoring facility which
would more accurately measure chloride changes at specific depths.
5. Within four (4) months after CITY has received written approval from
DISTRICT's Executive Director it shall have commenced and have completed
such modification or replacement.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
STIPULATIONS GOVERNING OPERATION OF
COSME-ODESSA WELL FIELD OPERATED
BY CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG
1. 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to be withdrawn, from the wells in the aforesaid Cosme-Odessa Well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 potentiometric surface of
the Floridan Aquifer as determined cumulatively on a yearly basis,
to be less than:
(a) Twenty (20) feet above mean sea level as measured at
Grace 3 Observation Well (280607N823530W).
(b) Twenty-Five (25) feet above mean sea level as measured at
the James II Observation Well (280703N0823417).
(c) Twenty-Four (24) feet above mean sea level as measured at
the Calm 33A Observation Well (280836N0823438).
2. In connection with the operation of the Cosme-Odessa and Section 21
(a) At no time shall the weekly average elevations of the potentiometric
surface of the Floridan Aquifer be more 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 cumulatively
from October 1,1975 through September 30, 1976. A new production
year shall start on October 1, 1975 and each October 1 thereafter.
Cumulative weekly average elevations shall not carry over from one
production year to another, and production causing regulatory levels
to drop below the cumulative weekly average elevations shall only be
permitted during the first six weeks of each production year.
(d) The total maximum withdrawals from the combined Cosme-Odessa Well
Field and the well field operated by the CITY referred to as
Section 21 Well Field shall not exceed 168 million gallons per
4. The witnesses, Carl Linn, M. L. Brashears, William A. Duynslager, J.
Clint Brown, Terry D. Vandell, and C. G. Harvey,were duly sworn and
presented testimony on the application and indicated the considerations
the Governing Board should understand in its deliberation on the matter.
Messrs. Linn, Brashears and Duynslager recommended removing the maximum
gallonage permitted to be pumped from the well field under existing
District Regulatory Order 74-11R and lowering the regulatory levels
presently governing the well field pursuant to Order 74-11R. Ms. Vandell
recommended issuance of a Consumptive Use Permit which will include the
provisions set forth in Regulatory Order 74-11R which had been introduced
as part of the exhibits in this hearing and subject to certain additional
conditions. Messrs. Brown and Harvey recommended that the permit not be
issued until a further hearing is held to consider all of the St. Petersburg
applications for the existing well fields.
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
The parties have properly proceeded under Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
and the rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The testimony heard and documentary
evidence received permit the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water
Management District to grant the application for a Consumptive Use Permit
with certain restrictions to protect the natural resources of the area.
Grant Application No. 7500004 for a Consumptive Use Permit for withdrawal
of water subject to regulatory level and the attached conditions which are
attached as Exhibit "A".
DATED: December 10, 1975 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
DERRILL S. McATEER, CHAIRMAN
THOMAS M. VAN DER VEER, SECRETARY
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
APPLICATION NO. 7500004
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG
Consumptive Use Permit Application
After due notice, a Public Hearing was held before the Governing
Board of the District on Wednesday, November 12, 1975 at 1:30 p.m. in the
Board Room, District Headquarters, Southwest Florida Water Management
District, U. S. 41 South, Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida.
APPEARANCES: WILLIAM A. DUYNSLAGER, Director,
Water & Sewer Department, City
of St. Petersburg
CARL LINN, Attorney for City of
M. L. BRASHEARS, Leggette, Brashears
& Graham Consulting Engineers
C. J. HARVEY, Hillsborough County
MYRON G. GIBBONS and L. M. BLAIN,
Board Counsels for Southwest
Florida Water Management District
TERRY D. VANDELL, Hydrogeologist,
Southwest Florida Water Management
LARRY HALL, Hydrogeologist, Hills-
Whether a Consumptive Use Permit for quantities of water as applied
for Cosme-Odessa Well Field should be issued?
FINDINGS OF FACT
1. City of St. Petersburg applied for a permit for public supply of water as
an existing use from 23 wells for an average daily withdrawal of 9 MGD
for off-site consumption.
2. Well sites are located in Hillsborough County.
3. The Application No. 7500004 with attachments, letters of objection, copy
of publication of public notice and notices to those listed as being within
the distances set forth in Chapter 2.06(2)(c), Florida Administrative Code,
were received into evidence as some twenty (20) exhibits in total.
,^ Southlwest Florida
Water Management District
A E P. 0. BOX 457 BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 33512
:"fM:i2 DERRILL McATEER, Chairman, Brooksville THOMAS VAN DER VEER, Secretary, Yankeetown RONALD B. LAMBERT, Wauchula
GE J. R. GRAW, Vice Chairman, Ocala S. C. BEXLEY, JR., Land O'Lakes ROBERT MARTINEZ, Tampa
JOE E. HILL, Treasurer, Leesburg N. BROOKS JOHNS, Lakeland
Donald R. Feaster, Executive Director
November 25, 1975
L. M. Blain, Esquire
Post Office Box 1363
Tampa, Florida 33601 By ..
Dy ,*..* .- ,^^- .- .u-- ir
Re: City of St. Petersburg Application for Consumptive
Use Permit on Cosme-Odessa Well Field
Enclosed is the Order prepared by me on the above referenced matter.
The attachments incorporate most of the provisions from Regulatory
Order 74-11R and your suggested provisions.
I would appreciate your reviewing it and advising me whether any
additional provisions should be included in the Order.
Also, should you feel a Permit Agreement needs to be prepared, please
Very truly yours,
JAY T. AHERN
cc: Mr. James A. Mann
Ms. Terry Vandell
Myron G. Gibbons, Esquire