CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
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,
L. M. BLAIN, Attorney
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SOUTI]WEST FLORIDA WA'I1ER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)
IN RE: )
THE OPERATION BY THE ) .
COUNTY OF PIDELTAS OF THE. ) .
ELDRIDGE-WILI)E WELL FIELD ) PROPOSED ORDER
IN PINELLT\S COUNTY AND IN' )
HILLSBOR1OUCII COUNTY, FLORIDA )
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
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
i. Require lowv volume water closets for all future cod-
struction throughout the county effective -not later than January
. 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
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.
SOUTIIWVEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT, BY ITS GOVERNING BOARD
Dorrill S. McAteer, Chairmani
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-
el. No, : Re. Level Lat i-tude Lon it:d
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:
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