Title: Petition by Benjamin H. Hill
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Title: Petition by Benjamin H. Hill
Alternate Title: Petition by Benjamin H. Hill, III, for permission to intervene and be given the status of "intervener" or "party" at the hearing on Sept. 1, 1982
Physical Description: 4p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug. 24, 1982
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 2, Folder 5C ( COSME-ODESSA SFWMD - SWFWMD ), Item 120
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regular scheduled meeting voted by unanimous

vote to request the Southwest Florida Water

Management District to defer consideration of

the joint application until such time as the

West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority can

schedule the matter for public hearing and take

formal action by its Board. Petitioner would

further state that the applications which are

pending submitted by West Coast Regional Water

Supply Authority and specifically the application

for the new Northwest Hillsborough Regional Wellfield

have not and has not been formally approved by the

Board of West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority.

Therefore, consideration of said applications) is

premature.

8. The Petitioner would request in addition to the

foregoing such other relief as this Board deems

appropriate.









BENJA N H. HILL, III
Petia owner


Dated August 25, 1982









CERTIFIED to be a true and
correct copy of the original
filed in the Public Records
of the District. 8-o0-83
BY : ..,,,oD C.
CLERK, Southwest Florf
Water Management District









allegedly support the decision of West Coast

Regional Water Supply Authority to locate a

new wellfield in Northwest Hillsborough County.

5. The Petitioner believes that his position is

supported by the documents that are on file with

SWFWMD which clearly support the fact that when

large quantities of water are withdrawn from a

relatively small area in the Section 21 wellfield

area, that exaggerated consequences occur on the

surrounding property and water table. These

documents are too numerous to list in this Petition,

but the documents were prepared by STWFWMD, West Coast

Regional Water Supply Authority, and the U. S. Geological

Survey. The documents cover a period from 1963 until

the present.

6. The Petitioner demands that SWFWCMD refuse to permit

the new wellfield. The Petitioner also demands that

West Coast Regional Water SupplyAuthority be directed

to study the availability of water from other sources

other than a concentrated wellfield located contiguous

to the existing Section 21 wellfield. The Petitioner

also requests that Southwest Florida Water Management

District create a citizens committee of interested

citizens in the northwest area of Hillsborough County

to work with West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority

to determine the sources from which water can be with-

drawn with minimal impact in the northwest section of

Hillsborough County. (If said water is needed.)

7. The Petitioner also relies upon the fact that

Southwest Florida Water Management District is being

asked to act upon an application that was jointly

submitted by Hillsborough County Commission and West

Coast Regional Water Supply Authority. On August 25,

1982, the Hillsborough County Commission at its





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wellfield located in an area of Northwest Hillsborough

County that has been proven to be especially sensitive

to the withdrawal of large quantities of water from a

relatively small area. Documents will reveal that when

pumping in the Section 21 wellfield was at the rate of

18 to 20 million gallons of water per day, Petitioner and

the residents of Lake Saddleback were severely effected.

Many of their private wells went dry and Lake Saddleback

was almost drained. At the hearing on September 1, 1982,

consideration is going to be given by the Southwest Florida

Water Management District to permitting the withdrawal of

water from Section 21 and the creation of a new wellfield

which when combined will result in total pumping in excess

of 20 million gallons of water per day. The data which

Petitioner intends to submit at the hearing on September 1,

1982, will support the fact that that area of Northwest

Hillsborough County cannot withstand withdrawal of water

at that rate (the combined rates of the proposed wellfield

and Section 21) without having severe adverse effects on

the surrounding property. Those adverse effects have been

proven to be the creation of sink holes, the destruction of

vegetation, the reduction in the water table, and the

reduction of lake levels. When these conditions occur,

the Petitioner and the residents of Lake Saddleback are

severely effected in that their property values are decreased,

their lakes are depleted, their wells go dry, and the very

ground upon which they live is susceptible to sink hole

formation.

3. Petitioner received notice of the September 1,

1982 hearing by virtue of a letter dated August 20,

1982 from the Southwest Florida Water Management

District.

4. The disputed issues of fact which will be

discussed at the hearing involve those facts that






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PETITION


TO: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RE: CUP Applications:
Section 21 Wellfield 20003
Cosme-Odessa 20004
South Pasco 203647
NW Hillsborough Regional 206676

DATE OF HEARING: September 1, 1982


COMES NOW the Petitioner, BENJAMIN H. HILL, III,

in his own behalf and in behalf of the Saddleback Lake

Association, Inc. and petitions this Board pursuant to

Chapter 28, Section 5.201 of the Florida Administrative

Code for permission to intervene and be given the status

of "intervenor" or "party" at the hearing on September 1,

1982, during which consideration will be given to the

captioned CUP Applications. As grounds, therefore,

Petitioner states as follows:

1. The Agencies involved are: West Coast Regional

Water Supply Authority, Hillsborough County, City of

St. Petersburg

2. The address of the Petitioner is 757 Linda

Vista Circle, Lutz, Florida 33549. The Petitioner

resides on property that borders Lake Saddleback.

The Saddleback Lake Association consists of

approximately 35 families who also have property on

.Lake Saddleback. Lake Saddleback is located less

than 1/2 mile from the Section 21 wellfield -and

within 1-1/2 miles of the proposed Northiwest Regional

,e]l field.

The residents of Saddleback Lake, including the Petitioner,

have a substantial interest in the hearing schedule on

September 1, 1982 in that at stake is the creation of a new




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