Title: SWFWMD(R) Proposed Order in re: The Operation by the County of Pinellas
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Title: SWFWMD(R) Proposed Order in re: The Operation by the County of Pinellas
Alternate Title: SWFWMD(R) Proposed Order in re: The Operation by the County of Pinellas of the Eldridge-Wilde Well Field in Pinellas County and in Hillsborough County, Florida, with attached Certificate of Service.
Physical Description: 8p.
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug. 8, 1973
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
General Note: Box 3, Folder 6A ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 9
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This is to certify that on August 8, 1973 I personally served a

copy of the attached Proposed Order regarding Operation by the

County of Pinellas of the Eldridge-Wilde Well Field in Pinellas

County and in Hillsborough County, Florida, upon Mr. Gray Dunlap,

Attorney for Pinellas County, who further acknowledged actual

notice of the public hearing on July 11, 1973 being continued

until 10:00 A.M. September 12, 1973, during the course of the

hearing of the Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida Water

Management District held in the District Headquarters building,

Brooksville, Florida.

L. M. BLAIN, Attorney

V/ 7 W_ I/, t -V


IN RE: )


The Southwest Florida Water Management District (Regulatory),

a public corporation of the State of Florida, finds as follows:

1.' That thle Southwest Florida Water 1Manag-ment 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 theater users,


2. That Pinellas County, a political subdivision of the State of

Florida, hereinafter referred to as County, operates a well field, knc-:.

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 w\ithdcrawal of ground water.

3. That the lands described above, and the ground water wih-

drawal therefrom, are within the bounder ies of the District, and the

withdrawal thorefrom is subject to the rues, regulations and auth-r- i ,

of the District.

4. Tha' there now -xisls the n c:c:,'sity for regulating the wilih-

1. Tlat the witlhd. jl of water from s"uclh w. field .;lil.l be

as follows; :

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 Or-der 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 withdr awal maximums of 28,000,000

gallons per day (28 MGD).

3. That weekly periods shall commnence at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday

of each week..

4. That reports of withdrawals for each proceeding weekly period

shall be ir~de 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 posteaC not later than Mlonday midnight on forms to be provided

by the District.

5. That Pinellas Coulnty shall:

a. Immediately complete pumping tests of wells in the vicin-

ity of Es7t; Lake 1Road, keeping thle District advised of progress on

a wolkl y ba,.si "..i

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well by l..ru:ary 1, 197 1 and of tho la:] 2 well: / M Lrch 1, 1'9'0 .

c. Proceed i.nmeadi;tLiy wiLh construction of weir:; or

other nccsn;.ary facilities to reduce runoff from the well field

property completing construction by November 1,.1973. .

d. Immediately proccoed with implementation of recharging

the shallow sans of Eldridgc-Wilde Well Field with excess water,

making progress reports to the District on Noveniher 1, 1973 and

quarterly thereafter.

e. Enact a county ordinance to-apply throughout Pinel-las

County prohibiting sprinkling of lawns and ornamentals during day-

light hours, effective prior to October 1, 1973.

f. Encourage and support Clearwv.ater in its efforts to

install additional wells; limit water supplied to such city to re-

quire maximum utilization of new and existing wN.lls.

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 now developments which

require irrigation.

i. Require lowv volume water closets for all future cod-

struction throughout the county effective -not later than January

1, 1974.

. j. Require maximum use of roctointio:n plonding of storm runoff

water for irrigation purposes for all future de\vclop:ments effective

pr3jor to Oc:tobe r 1, 1.973.

k. Force the abandonment of all special irrigation water

t o ,'a n nu ar y 1 ] .9 7 .

:-____________________ .-

lirtv tlc, I,o .1
Oc% L .o'r: 1, 1973.

m. Continue thie surcare Su cedule 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

1, 1974.

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 Cosne-Odcssa 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]C applicable Laws of

the Statec of Florida con:cernilng consumption, appropriation,

allocation and regulation of water, as provided in Chaptors

373 ndc 378, Florid) Statutes, s amoni I ede, and tthe appl].i.abl]e

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DONE AND ORDERED this day of 1973.


Dorrill S. McAteer, Chairmani




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PART I -1(J IN T AT Tl;" E>M:l I A, 1 o1 1.

R'Jeulatory levels for OCichl of si:: Floridcn AquifEr l monitor. wll.
Tlic gcul.tory leveclfl nt ecchl of the following control wells; i:;
to be de termAined by ]averaging thle hiJgh] and low waiter levels for
ench dIy" Lcve].s shall be the elevations of the potcntiomctric
surfaces above .mcuan sea level.

Pine]. is County-
Water System
el. No, : Re. Level Lat i-tude Lon it:d

(North) (West)

2S 4.0 MSL 2808'57" 82040'14"

5 4.5 28009' 07" 82 39' 42 "

11 6.0 2809' 05" 82 39 05"

113A 4.0 28 309'45" 82 039'15"

N2 8.0 28Q'10" 8239 05"

139G G 14.0 28009' 57" 82 038' 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:

1Minimum .Minimum
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 O
8 + 3.0 142 +1.2.0
10A + 3.0
9 + 3.0

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