Title: Letter of Response to District's March 8, 1993 Letter
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Title: Letter of Response to District's March 8, 1993 Letter
Alternate Title: Letter of Response to District's March 8, 1993 Letter Regarding Compliance Notices for the Following Permits: WUP Nos. 200003.01 (Cosme-Odessa Wellfield), 200004.01 (Section 21 Wellfield), 203647.01 (South Pasco Wellfield).
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Language: English
Publication Date: March 12, 1993
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 2, Folder 5D ( COSME-ODESSA SFWMD - SWFWMD ), Item 129
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Mr. John Heuer
Director, Tampa Permitting
Southwest Florida Water Management District
7601 U.S. Highway 301 North
Tampa, Florida 33610

Re: Response to District's March 8, 1993 Letter Regarding Compliance
Notices for the Following Permits:
WUP No. 2Q2 3OL- Cosme-Odessa Wellfield
WUP No 200004.0 O>Section 21 Wellfield
WUP No. 203647.01 South Pasco Wellfield

Dear Mr. Heuer:

This letter is in response to the District's, March 8, 1993 .Tetter
So regarding the Authority's responses to the Distr-ict'-s-...Febru-ary 10, 1993
Diro, compliance notices for the three City of St. Petersburg's wellfields. A
copy of this letter will be forwarded to Bill Sietman,- Brooksville
AmHildebd Permitting Department. This letter also includes decisions reached
pauv. sn-.u between the Authority and the District on the content of the responses
Cnaors.E.Rsine pursuant to our March 10, 1993 meeting.
R. Micnael S rmon
a ; Response to Action Item No. 2
Debra A. Preitt
The Authority will coordinate all communications and correspondence with
John Heuer, Director of the Tampa Permitting Office, who is the District's
a'nag' primary contact. A copy of all written correspondence will be forwarded
to Bill Sietman, Director of the Brooksville Permitting Office. For all
nid v. Aen verbal communications, the Authority understands that John Heuer is the
District's primary contact and Jim Guida is the District's alternate
contact.

The Authority will contact John Heuer by telephone at least two working
2.53 Ldmo D days prior to beginning the meter testing activities. The Authorit I
not begin the meter testing activities for a minimum of two wo edi~ ,,
ui,,2f,.c,.,, after receipt of written District approval of the meter test' program. '-"
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Mr. John Heuer
March 12, 1993
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Action Item No. 6 "
Response to 1 under No. 6
The Authority and the City of St. Petersburg reduced production of the
Cosme-Odessa Wellfield to 5.0 MGD (average) on February 3, 1993. The
Authority plans to maintain this production level until the master venturi
meter for this wellfield is completely installed, The Authority had
indicated that this activity would be completed within six (6) weeks from
February 17, 1993. Currently, the meter installation is scheduled to
begin March 18, 1993. It is anticipated that the Cosme-Odessa Wellfield
will be shut down for less than 24 hours during the installation. It is
anticipated that the installation will be complete by April 1, 1993, The
wellfield will be operated within all constraints of the current permit
following installation of the master venturi meter. The District and the
Authority agreed that the existing permit does not include a peak month
quantity; therefore, the Authority and the City are not required to meet
any specific peak month quantity limit.
The installation and testing of the new master venturi meter for the
Cosme-Odessa Wellfield will provide the assurance the District needs that
wellfield production is not exceeding the current permit conditions. The
reduction in pumpage at the Cosme-Odessa Wellfield to 5.0 MGD provides the
assurance, until the new master meter is installed, that the wellfield
production is not exceeding its permitted quantities. The attached Table
1 will be provided to the District monthly.

Response to 2 and 3 under No, 6
During the March 10 meeting the District requested that the Authority
provide documentation that the Section 21 and South Pasco Wellfields have
been operated in compliance with the current permits since issuance of the
compliance notices. The following calculation is provided to the District
as assurance that the Section 21 and South Pasco Wellfields are operated
within the constraints of their current permits. The Authority and the
City of St. Petersburg evaluated, on a monthly basis from January 1987
through December 1992, the difference between summing all the individual
wellfield meters and the total of the two Cosme WTP influent venturis.
This evaluation shows that the highest monthly percent difference for all
the- we-.1-fF,--d- me-ter.- c~mu-'l--ti-'e-1-y vers-us- the meteerd. p-l.~nt. in.fl.ue..t
venturis was 18 percent. Therefore, to assure that a single wellfield is
not exceeding its current permitted quantities, the 18& meter re
variance calculated for the whole system was attributed to the Se ct~Is lao
Wellfield and the South Pasco Wellfield individually. Subtra Ihg the
difference from the average day permitted quantity results in a,/roduction a,
rate that prevents the pumpage from exceeding the permitted -qantities~ -
The Cosme-Odessa Wellfield is already reduced to 5.0 MGD average;,
therefore, this calculation is not required for this wellfiel. tMAR 19 3




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Mr. John Heuer .
March 12, 1993
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Average Day Percent Av'e age Day
^W Wellfield Permitted Difference Producttr

Section 21 13.0 2.34 = 10.66 (MGD)
South Pasco 16.9 3.04 13.86 (MGD)

By using the above calculations, the total reduction in pumpage of all the
wellfields from the permitted average day quantities, including the
reduction at the Cosme-Odessa Wellfield, is 13.38 MGD (2.34 + 3.04 + 8.0).
This is a 31% reduction in pumpage, which is significantly greater than
any calculated metering discrepancies for the whole system.

The District had calculated an average day value of 9.9 MGD for the
Section 21 Wellfield and 12.18 MGD for the South Pasco Wellfield. The
Authority and the City of St. Petersburg agreed to use these average day
pumpage limits for the Section 21 and South Pasco Wellfields until the
District approves all meter testing program results and the new meters for
the Section 21 and South Pasco Wellfields are installed.

Following receipt of the District's approval of the meter testing results
and installation of the new meters, the Authority and the City of St.
Petersburg will operate the wellfields within the conditions of the
existing permits.

Action Item No. 7

Response to I under No. 7

This question has been addressed under the response to Action Item No. 6.

Response to 2 under No. 7

The hydrologic testing of the Cosme-Odessa Wellfield was discussed at the
March 10 meeting. It was decided by all present to suspend the hydrologic
testing until completion of the meter testing program and District review
and approval of the testing results. Following receipt of the District's
approval of the meter testing results, the Authority and the City of St.
Petersburg will review with the District the details of the hydrologic
test for the Cosme-Odessa Wellfield.

Response to 3 under No. 7
The Authority and the City of St. Petersburg will adhere to thei.r."duction P',
limitations specified in this letter for the Cosme-Odessa, Section 21 and ',
South Pasco Wellfields until the District has reviewed and provedvd all %\
results of the meter testing program and the new meters arerinstalled&- :
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Mr, John Houer
March 12, 1993 ,
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Response to 4 under No. 7
See Table 2. This table will be sent to John Heuer, Director of~the-iTampa
N Permitting Department, by the 10th day of the following month in response
to the compliance notices. This information is not being sent to the
Permits Data Group in Brooksville. The District and the Authority will
evaluate the usefulness of this report format during the permit review
process.
Response to 5 under No. 7

See Table 1. This table will be sent to John Heuer, Director of the Tampa
Permitting Department, by the 10th day of the following month in response
to the compliance notices. This information is not being sent to the
Permits Data Group in Brooksville, The District and the Authority will
evaluate the usefulness of this report format during the permit review
process.

The demands for the City of St. Petersburg are currently being met by
increasing the water supplied from the Regional System. Pinellas County
has increased production from the Eldridge/Wilde Wellfield within the
permitted limits. This has made additional water available from the
Rcyional .Syztcm to moot the domandc of tho City of .t Pp+prqhliro.

Action Item No. 9

The Authority's response in its February 17, 1993 letter provides
sufficient documentation to clearly show that when all three wellfields
are considered together, the total average annual day permitted quantities
have not been exceeded. Table 1 shows the daily production rates that are
meeting the current demands at the Lake Park influent and the Cosme Water
Treatment Plant influent. The average day production for the month of
February at all the wellfields is below limits established by the District
in their February 10, 1993 letter. This information demonstrates that
water conservation measures are not needed at this time, since water
demands of the City and the Northwest Hillsborough area are being met by
the Regional System. This is primarily due to Pinellas County increasing
production at thie Eldrldge/Wilde well field, thereby reducing the need for
water from the Regional System.by Pinellas County,

Sincerely,


ison Adams
Director of Resource Planning ,- .,

cc: Bill Johnson H 1 99
Bill Sietman

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TABLE 1

ATsR TEAS 1992 1993 PINTTD:09-Mar-93


EST COAST BRGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTIHORI'T ,

)AILY PRODUCTION '

HONT Feb-93 -- COSME V U-j TP INFLU-
LAKE TOTAL NWRVHB t COSMH2 TOTAL

SECTION t COSHB t 3. PASCO 3, PASCO PARK COSMB VTP 30' 60' COSHEB TP
HORB 21 VF. WF. H TER PIT NW INFLUENT CALCULATED IHFLUEIT I[FLUBET INFLUENT DIFFEREHCB
a---------------------------------------------------------- ---- ----------- ------------
01-Feb-93 9.S76 11.258 10.058 $.42 2,48 10.99 32.982 4.080 33.280 371.30 -4.378
02-Feb-93 10.425 11.390 8.?67 6.37 2,47 9.12 33.??2 4,010 33.310 371380 -3.608
03-Feb-93 8,605 3.929 13.023 10.52 2.50 10.26 32.567 4.150 33.640 31.790 -5.223
04-Feb-93 9.418 4,4?3 12.573 13.53 2.69 10.09 36.594 4.000 33,010 37.010 -0.416
05-Feb-93 9,094 4.970 10.977 13.83 2.67 10.79 34,551 4.000 32.640 36.640 -2.089
06-Feb-93 9.770 4.535 9.785 13,60 2,61 10.79 33,500 3.990 30.970 34,960 -1,450
07-Feb-93 9.323 4,856 10,531 13.51 23.3 11.22 33.630 4,000 32o200 36.200 -2.570
08-Feb-93 9.114 (4.24 11,667 13.49 2.66 9.53 36,025 4.000 32.630 36,630 -0.605
09-Feb-93 9.364 4,776 9,27 13.49 2,61 9,17 33.897 4,010 31.830 35.840 -1,943
10-Feb-93 9.100 (.274 11.933 13,49 2,10 10.14 35.341 3.990 34.220 38,210 -2,863
11-Feb-93 9.412 4.512 9.676 13.50 2,67 10.15 33.610 3.990 32.240 36.230 -2.620
12-Feb-93 10.866 3.822 9.111 12.90 2.50 10.08 33.219 4.000 31.330 35.330 -2.111
13-Feb-93 11.062 5.273 9.411 11.35 2.50 10.02 33.686 4.010 31.340 35.350 -1.66(
11-Feb-93 10.761 5.035 11.381 11.12 2.56 11.00 34.160 4.000 31.590 35.590 -1,30
15-Feb-93 10.270 4.553 14.451 10.79 2.65 11,42 35.294 4.000 33.540 37.540 -2.246
s1-Feb-93 9.957 5.789 11.818 11,41 2.43 9.88 35.714 3.990 33.860 37,850 -2.136
11-Feb-93 9.198 4.552 15,135 11i.1 2.52 10.68 36.345 4.010 33.580 37.590 -1.,45
18-Feb-93 9.062 4,743 13.788 11.41 2,63 11,36 34(,53 4.000 33.430 37.(30 -3.177
19-Feb-93 9.283 4.122 11.839 111.2 2.65 7,65 35,454 3.990 33.080 36.070 -0.616
20-Feb-93 9.845 3.888 12.983 11,41 2.62 11.12 33.626 4.000 30.390 34,890 -1.254
21-Peb-93 9.129 5.261 14.613 ,1,41 2.62 11.14 35.893 4.000 33.540 37.540 -1.,(7
22-Feb-93 10,085 4,632 13,656 11.41 2.S5 11.18 35.263 4.010 33.890 37.900 -2.637
23-Peb-93 10.849 4.(51 10.811 11,41 2.50 10.52 33.401 4.000 33.700 37,700 -(.299
24-Feb-93 9.315 5.438 12.577 11.(0 2.6( 10.10 35.250 3.980 33.150 37.130 -1.880
25-Feb-93 9,997 4.385 11.918 11.41 2.63 9.74 34.590 3.990 33.300 37.290 -2.700
26-Feb-93 9.533 5.303 104.87 11.41 1.62 8.56 3(.863 (.070 31.860 35.930 -1.067
27-Feb-93 10.212 4.200 13.523 11,41 2.58 10.89 34.975 3.940 31.080 35.020 -0,045
28-Feb-93 9.568 1,381 14,009 11.41 2.58 13.61 32.338 4.000 31.470 35.470 -3,132

TOTAL: 272,293 14.525 339.511 326,34 73.21 292.41 964.799 112.270 913.500 1025.870 -51.071
AVO' 9,725 5.125 11.768 11.66 2.62 10.44 34.457 4,010 32.529 36.538 -2.181
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)
NOTE:- DEHOTBS PRODUCTION VALUES BECOBDED BY ST, PETERSBURG REPRESENTING PRODUCTION
FROH 8:00 AM TO 8:00 AH, ALL OTHE8 PRODUCTION DATA RECORDED BY WCRSA FROM

Note: This table is not to be sent to the Permits Data Group in Brooksville.
Col.. 7 = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4+ + 8 -6 after M
Col. 10 = 8 + 9
Col. 11 = 7 10
I AR 10 1993


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TABLZ 2 -
ANNAL WATER PRODUCTION
City of St, Peteraburg Wellfields "
(March 1992 February 1993)

section 21 Coese-Odelsa South Pasco


Annual Total (MO) 3,131.98 3,068.53 4,257.97
Average (MGD) 8.58 8.41 11.67
Maximum (MGD) 12.46 14.08 24.61

March 1992 Total (M]) 247.52 277.46 319.11
Average (MGD) 7.98 8.95 10.29
Maximum (MOD) 10.15 11.93 13,41

April 1992 Total (MG) 219.99 253.79 376.08
Average (MOD) 7.33 8.46 12.54
Maximum (MOD) 9.96 13.36 24.61

May 1992 Total (MG) 244,94 302.86 426.26
Average (MOD) 7.90 9.77 13.75
Maximum (MGD) 12.46 14.08 21.52

June 1992 Total (MC) 128,30 155.87 338.81
Average (MOD) 4.28 5.20 11.29
Maximum (MOD) 7.68 10.14 16.54

July 1992 Total (MO) 235.59 252.59 402.47
Average (MOD) 7.60 8.15 12.98
Maximum (MOD) 10.83 11.51 18.22

August 1992 Total (MG) 294.78 276.01 351.00
Average (MOD) 9.51 8.90 11.32
Maximum (MGD) 11.26 10.88 16.49

September 1992 Total (MG) 289.32 274.00 298,09
Average (MGD) 9.64 9.13 9.94
Maximum (MOD) 11.45 11.52 14.81

October 1992 Total (MO) 276.96 296.83 362.22
Average (MGD) 8.93 9.58 11.68
Maximum (MGD) 11.22 12.50 18.37

November 1992 Total (MG) 289.72 277.20 369.36
Average (MUD) 9.66 9.24 12.31
Maximum (MGD) 11,62 11.70 17.80

December 1992 Total (MC) 328.81 276.59 350.06
Average (MOD) 10.61 8.92 11.29
Maximum (MOD) 12.25 11.04 15.07

January 1993 Total (MO) 303.76 281.80 335.00
Average (MGD) 9.80 9.09 10.81
Maximum (MGD) 11.62 12.10

February 1993 Tot&l (MG) 272.29 143.53 / 329.51
Average (MOD) 9.72 5.13 11.77
Maximum (MGD) 11.06 11.39 3 15.14

Fote: This information is based upon readings of current well meters. 1
This table is not to be sent to the Permits Data Group in Brooksville. 1

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