SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)
IN RE: )
THE OPERATION BY THE )
COUNTY OF PINELLAS OF THE )
ELDRIDGE-WILDE WELL FIELD ) PROPOSED ORDER
IN PINELLAS COUNTY AND IN )
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA )
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (Regulatory),
a public corporation of the State of Florida, finds as follows:
1. That the Southwest Florida Water Management District (Regu-
latory), hereinafter referred to as District, pursuant to Chapter 373,
F.S., its rules and regulations duly adopted thereunder and other app-
licable law, has the authority and responsibility within its juris-
diction to establish rules, regulations, and orders to obtain the most
beneficial use of the water of the state and to protect the public
health, safety, and welfare and the interests of the water users
2. That Pinellas County, a political subdivision of the State of
Florida, hereinafter referred to as County, operates a well field, known
as the Eldridge-Wilde Well Field, located in Section 1, 11 and 12,
Township 27 South, Range 16 East, and Section 6, Township 27 South,
Range 17 East, for the withdrawal of ground water.
3. That the lands described above, and the ground water with-
drawal therefrom, are within the boundaries of the District, and the
withdrawal therefrom is subject to the rules, regulations and authority
of the District.
4. That there now exists the necessity for regulating the with-
drawal of water from said well field, in order to obtain the most bone-
ficial use of the water resources of tihe State and to protect the public
health, safety anld welfare and the interests of the water users affected.
It is, Thereupon, Ordered as follows: i
1. That the withdrawal of water from such well field shall be
a. Prior to October 1, 1973 the maximum weekly withdrawal
from such well field shall not exceed 256,000,000 gallons (256 MGW).
b. Commencing October 1, 1973 the well field shall be
operated so as not to draw down specified wells at any time below
the minimum levels set forth in Schedule A attached.
c. That at no time after the date of this Order, shall
the maximum daily withdrawal from such well field exceed 44,000,000
gallons (44 MGD).
2. That upon completion of additional monitor wells prescribed
by Regulatory Order No. 72-4, as amended, the District shall establish
a schedule of draw down levels for such monitor and production wells,
based upon results of pumping test and other available data, which
levels may be used to set maximum withdrawal rates. If such monitor
wells have not been constructed and pumping tests run prior to the
expiration of six months from date of this Order, the
District intends to establish withdrawal maximums of 28,000,000
gallons per day (28 MGD).
3. That weekly periods shall commence at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday
of each week.
4. That reports of withdrawals for each proceeding weekly period
shall be nade by Pinellas County to the District by telephone not later
than 4:00 P.M. on the following Monday and certified in writing by
letter posted not later than Monday midnight on forms to be provided
by the District.
5. That Pinellas County shall:
a. Immediately complete pumping tests of wells in the vicin-
ity of 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 Pinellas County
completing construction of 2 such wells by January 1, 1974; of 2 such
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wells by February i, 1974 and of the last 2 wells by March 1, 1974.
c. Proceed immediately with construction of weirs or
other necessary facilities to reduce runoff from the well field
property completing construction by November 1, 1973.
d. Immediately proceed with implementation of recharging
the shallow sands of Eldridge-Wilde Well Field with excess water,
making progress reports to the District on November 1, 1973 and
e. Enact a county ordinance to .apply throughout Pinellas
County prohibiting sprinkling of lawns and ornamentals during day-
light hours, effective prior to October 1, 1973.
f. Encourage and support Clearwater in its efforts to
install additional wells; limit water supplied to such city to re-
quire maximum utilization of new and existing wells.
g. Encourage and support municipalities and others, if
any, to safely tap the aquifers within their respective jurisdictions.
h. Effective prior to October I, 1973 require shallow
irrigation wells and distribution systems for new developments which
i. Require low volume water closets for all future con-
struction throughout the county effective not later than January
j. Require maximum use of retention ponding of storm runoff
water for irrigation purposes for all future developments effective
prior to October 1, 1973.
k. Force the abandonment of all special irrigation water
meters throughout the Pinellas County Water System (P.C.W.S.) prior
to January 1, 1974.
1. Require municipalities being furnished wholesale water
from P.C.W.S. to prohibit installation of motors of a size that would t
provide for lawn sprinkling in conjunction with domestic use after
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m. Continue the surcharge schedule previously adopted by
the county to promote water conservation; complete a water rate
study and implement recommendations by January 1, 1974.
n. Require that county and city public grounds use shallow
wells, recycled water or surface runoff for irrigation after January
o. Conduct studies on the recycling of waste water, in-
cluding force main pumping of effluent to recharge areas, and require
development of recycling systems.
p. Conduct an aggressive public relations program encour-
aging the citizenry to practice water conservation.
q. Submit written progress reports on all items to the
District by the first of each month.
6. That this Order is not to be considered in any way
as allocation of water. Nothing contained herein shall estop
or in any way prevent the District from further regulation
of the withdrawal of water from the Cosme-Odessa Well Field,
from the Section 21 Well Field, and from the Pasco Well
Field, as the-District is authorized and directed to do under
and pursuant to the Laws of the State of Florida, and provided
further, that not withstanding any of the provisions contained
herein, the withdrawal of water from the wells herein referred
to shall, at all times be subject to the applicable Laws of
the State of Florida concerning consumption, appropriation,
allocation and regulation of water, as provided in Chapters
373 and 378, Florida Statutes, as amerded, and the applicable |
laws, rules and regulations of the District which are in
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and regulations of the District which are in effect or as amended
by the State of Florida or the District under the Constitution and
the laws of the State of Florida.
DONE AND ORDERED this day of 1973.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT, BY ITS GOVERNING BOARD
Derrill S. McAteer, Chairman
PART I REGU LAT'ORY CONTROLS AT TIHE ELDRIDGE-WILDE WELL FIELD
Regulatory levels for each of six Floridan Aquifer monitor wells.
The Regulatory level at each of the following control wells is
to be determined by averaging the high and low water levels for
each dhy. Levels shall be the elevations of the potentiometric
surfaces above mean sea level.
Well No.: Reg. Level Latitude Longitude
2S 4.0 MSL 28o08'57" 82040'14"
5 4.5 2809'07" 82039'42"
11 6.0 28009'05" 82039'05"
113A 4.0 28009'45" 82 39'15"
N2 8.0 28010'10" 82039'05"
139G 14.0 28009'57" 82 38'21"
PART II Minimum pumping levels in relation to mean sea level
for each of 58 production water wells in the Eldridge-Wilde well
field in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, Florida. Levels
are shown in feet. Numbers refer to designations used by the
Pinellas County Water System:
Well Pumping Well Pumping
No.: Level: No.: Level:
1 + 2.0 11A + 4.0
3 S + 2.0 122 + 5.0
2 + 2.0 121 + 5.0
2 A + 2.0 120 + 6.0
3 B + 2.0 12 + 6.0
1 S + 2.0 13 + 8.0
4 + 2.0 101 + 6.0
4 N + 3.0 102 + 4.0
4 S + 3.0 103 + 4.0
4 A + 2.0 104 + 1.0
S N + 3.0 105 + 3.0
5 A + 2.0 106 + 4.0
5 + 2.0 107 + 1.0
5 S + 3.0 109 + 1.0
5 B 0.0 110 + 1.0
6 N + 2.0 111 + 1.0
6 0.0 112 + 4.0
6 S + 5.0 113 + 4.0
7 S + 3.0 131 + 4.0
117 + 2.0 134 0.0
115 0.0 135 0.0
116 0.0 136 0.0
118 0.0 137 0.0
119 0.0 138 +10.0
7 + 2.0 139 +14.0
8 S + 5.0 140 +10.0
114 + 1.0 141 +10.0
8 + 3.0 142 +12.0
10A + 3.0
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