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) Stipulation 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 Contingencies for Alternate #1, and graphs.
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 6A ( WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AREA B3F6 ), Item 10
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (REGULATORY)

IN RE: )

THE OPERATION BY THE )
COUNTY OF PINELLAS OF THE )
ELDRIDGE-WILDE WELL FIELD ) STIPULATION
IN PINELLAS COUNTY AND IN )
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA )


IT IS STIPULATED AND AGREED by and between the Southwest Florida

Water Management District (Regulatory), a public corporation of the

State of Florida, and Pinellas County, a political subdivision of the

State of Florida, 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

affected.

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. Thlat there now exists the necessity for regulating the with-

drawal of water from said well field, in order to obtain the most bene-

ficial use of the water resources of the State and to protect the public

health, safety and welfare and the interests: of thle water uscr; affeIicted.l





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5. That tlie withdrawal of water from such well field shall 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. ., ;r, .:

c. That at no time after the date of this Stipulation, shall

the maximum daily withdrawal from such well field exceed 44,000,000

gallons (44 MGD).

6. 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, whih

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 the date of this Stipulation, the

District intends to establish withdrawal maximums of 28,000,000

gallons per day (28 MGD).

7. That weekly periods shall commence at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday

of each week.

8. That reports of withdrawals for each proceeding weekly period

shall be made 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.

9. That Pinella s 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 Coulnty

completing construction of 2 such wells by Janiury, 1974; of 2 such

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wells by February 1, 1974 and of the last 2 wells by Mi-rch 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

quarterly thereafter.

e. Enact a county ordinance to apply throughout Pinellas

County prohibiting sprinkling of lawns \and or rentalss 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

require irrigation.

i. Require low volume water closets for all future con-

struction throughout the county effective not later than January

1, 1974.

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 meters of a size that would





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provide for lawn sprinkling in conjunction with domestic use after

October 1, 1973.

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

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.

10. That a plan for the allocation of water to any user, as

provided for in The Water Resources Act of 1972, as amended, has

not been put into effect by the District at the time of the execution

of this agreement; therefore, the District is unable, at this time,

to make any allocations of water to any user, and this Stipulation

is not to be considered in any way as such an allocation of water.

Nothing contained herein shall estop or in any way prevent the

District from further regulations of the withdrawal of water from

the Eldridge-Wilde 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 notwithstanding 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,

creation and regulation of water, as provided in Chapters 373 and

378, Florida Statutes, as amended, and thle applicable laws, rules






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and regulations of the District which arc in effect or as amended

i by the State of Florida or the District under the Constitution and

Sthe laws of the State of Florida.

\ STIPULATED and AGREED this day of 1973.




BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
j COUNTY OF PINELLAS
i STATE OF FLORIDA



BY
Chairman

ATTEST:


Secretary




SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT (REGULATORY)

BY

ATTEST:


Secretary






































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SCIIHEDULE A




PART I IEGULATOIRY CONTROLS AT TIIE ELDRIDGEX:-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 day. Levels shall be the elevations of the potentiometric
surfaces above mean sea level.,

Pinellas County
Water System
Well No.: Reg. Level Latitude Longitude

(North) (West)

2S 4.0 MSL 28008'57" 82040'14"

5 4.5 28009'07" 82039'42"

11 6.0 28009'05" 82039'05"

113A 4.0 28009'45" 82039'15"

N2 8.0 28010'10" 8239'05"

139G 14.0 28009'57" 82038'21"

































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SCHEDULE A



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:


Minimum 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
8 + 3.0 142 +12.0
10A + 3.0
9 + 3.0









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Contingencies for Alternate #1


St. Petersburg must agree to sell Pinellas 3 MGD starting

December 1, 1973, reducing to 2 MGD December 1, 1974

and terminating when Cypress Creek comes into production.


E. Lake Road must be brought into production 2 MGD by

March 1, 1973, increasing to 4 MGD by April 1, 1973,

increasing 6 MGD by May 1, 1973. Then cut back to 5 MGD

when Cypress Creek comes into production.


Pinellas County must also bring wells into production

north of Eldridge Wilde in vicinity of Florida Power R/W

as follows:

2 MGD by June 1, 1974, increasing to

4 MGD by September 1, 1974, increasing to

6 MGD by December 1, 1975.

This production would then be transferred to Pasco County

when Cypress Creek comes into production.


Eldridge Wilde production will be limited to 36 MGD,

reduced to 34 MGD on December 1, 1973; then to 32 MGD on

March 1, 1973; then to 30 MGD on June 1, 1973; then to

28 MGD on September 1, 1973. Then cut back to 24 MGD when

Cypress Creek comes into production.

















St. Pete

Ave. 1969 1970 1971 1972 Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May June July Aug

Sec. 21 18.0 17.4 17.2 15.9 17.0 20.0 19.1 19.1 18.2 13.8 7.1 7.9

Cosme 8.1 11.0 12.8 17.7 16.0 12.9 15.4 9.6 7.7 10.1 11.2 7.5

Pasco 8.5 14.5 18.3 16.4 6.2

Total 26.1 28.4 30.0 33.6 33.0 32.9 34.5 37.2 40.4 42.2 34.7 31.6




Needs (8%)
Max Capacity Actual Est. Est.
as per Rod 10/19/73 1972 1973 1974

Sec 21 12 15.9 10 10

Cosme 14 17.7 6 6

Pasco 18 12 12

Cy Cr 8.3 11.2

Total 44 33.6 36.3 39.2
















No production wells to be installed along SCL RR pipeline

without permission of adjacent landowners or after notice to

landowners within of well site and hearing before Board.

Sizes of wells will be limited to with maximum production

of GPM and minimum spacing of ft.


Each well site will be evaluated individually, giving due

consideration to hydrology, geology, topography, competing uses,

etc.


Minimum well site must be x which may include

SCL R/W or public road R/W. Well shall be placed not less than

ft. from any boundary of the site.


No well site shall be located within ft. of any lake.

















All production shall be measured cumulatively from 1,

197 3 e eln4efte- ...... ... .- ..... -. ... .-- th rou gh

September 30, 1974. A new production year shall start on

October 1, 1974 and each October 1, thereafter. Accumulations

shall not carry over from one production year to another and

deficit production over cumulative amounts shall oany be

permitted -AgangV first six weeks of each production year.








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