estimated for a "typical" project as follows:
(1) Test Well Construction and Pumping Test.
1 12-inch diameter test well
3 6-inch diameter observation wells w/recorders
6 2-inch shallow wells w/recorders
1 72-hour pumping test
12-inch diameter test well
100 feet 12-inch diameter
casing @ $25/foot $2,500
400 feet 12-inch diameter
open hole @ $10/foot 4,000
Set and remove test pump 1,000
Test pump for 72 hours @ $50/hour 3,600 $11,100
6-inch diameter observation wells
3 100 feet 6-inch diameter
casing @ $14/foot $4,200
3 400 feet 6-inch diameter
open hole @ $ 6/foot 7,200 $11,400
2-inch diameter wells
6 25' @ $84/each 500 500
Recorders borrowed from
St. Pete, SWFWMD or USGS No Charge
Mobilization and Contingency $2,000 2,000
ESTIMATED TOTAL $25,000
(2) Observation and Hydrologic Analysis of One Pump Test.
Senior Hydrologist 32 hours @ $11/hr $ 352
Junior Hydrologist 120 hours @ 8.74/hr 1,050
Payroll burden @ 33.12% 464
Overhead @ 85.75% 1,600
Direct Non-Payroll costs
travel, printing, etc. 300
Profit & Contingencies @ 25% 941
(3) Purchase Option on Real Estate $20,000
(4) Preliminary Engineering Plans and Cost Estimates $35,000
(5) Rate Studies and Feasibility Analysis $10,000
(6) Appraisal Fee $ 5,000
Of this total amount, $15,000 is estimated to be the staff level
in-house work (in (4) and (5)) and $85,000 to be Consulting, Con-
tracting and Option costs.
West eJonal Water St_>ply Authority
HARBOR OFFICE CENTER, SUITE 404 *-.1321,iU.S, i1 OUTH, CL FLORIDA 33516 813-531-5885
JaJ l. .... '" \ RICHARD J. HESSE
\ L~ ,l *GENERAL MANAGER
BOARD OF DIRECTORS /
CHARLES E. RAINEY, CHAIRMAN
ROBERT CURRY, VICE-CHAIRMAN
"CURTIS L. LAW, TREASURER z'.. I
DALE TWACHTMANN, MEMBER. '
CHARLES E. SCHUH, MEMBER
June 18, 1976
Donald R. Feaster, P. E.
Southwest Florida Water
P. 0. Box 457
Brooksville, Florida 33512
This letter addresses oLr FY 1976 and 1977 Budget needs as
expressed in our letters of 16 and 23 April and in Chairman
Rainey's letter of 17 May to Chairman McAteer. I have
attempted to present desired detail supporting the 1976
Budget request at the various Basin Board meetings.
As you know, while this process was on-going, the Legislature
enacted into law a proposal to provide tax revenues of .05
mills in the region served by the Authority. The law requires
the submission of our budget "in the same manner as prescribed
for the preparation of basin budgets". I would interpret this
to mean a resolution by the Authority Board to request a cer-
tain level of taxes to support an approved budget. From the
information I have been able to accrue, I don't believe the
tax revenues could be available until FY 1978. Thus the
FY 1977 needs continue to exist.
It is my intention to submit for consideration by the Authority
Board, a tentative budget for FY 1977 in an amount of about
$800,000.00. Part of this would necessarily be funded by the
counties as they have done in the past. Chairman Rainey's
letter of 17 May indicated that we would not seek support by
SWFWMD for in-house expenditures. This brings about a down-
ward revision of our FY '77 request upon SWFWMD from the
original $572,000 to a total FY '77 request for assistance of
$503,320.00. The balance of the $800,000.00 budget would be
requested from the 3 counties. Details of the projects for
which SWFWMD assistance is asked are forwarded as enclosures.
I am prepared to discuss them with you and your staff and/or
Donald R. Feaster, P. E.
June 18, 1976
at the Basin Board and SWFWMD Board meetings.
PROJECT: CYPRESS CREEK WELL FIELD LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL
IMPACT MONITORING STUDY
The purpose of this study is to identify, quantify, and
monitor the impacts of water withdrawal at*the Cypress Creek
Well Field on all significant environmental parameters within
and without the Well Field. Emphasis will be placed on detecting
and quantifying the response, if any, of lakes, wetlands, streams,
and the Cypress Creek Ecosystem to water well production.
The consultants shall evaluate the impact of pumping 30 MGD
on a regional scale, to answer all legitimate concerns about
possible environmental impact. It is anticipated that the bulk
of data acquisition, however, will occur in and near the Well Field
on those lands and waters overlying actual and projected depressions
in the water table and Floridan Aquifer. Biological impact of
pumping is of central importance in this study. Therefore,
consultants will emphasize techniques to assess effects on the
biota attributable to water production rather than short and long-
Project hydrologists will simultaneously monitor levels of
the water table and Floridan Aquifer, rainfall, streamflow, and
pumpage. The environmental consultants must be sufficiently
knowledgeable in Florida geohydrology to maximize the integration
and meaningful interpretation of the hydrological and ecological
The West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority will encourage
the consultant to be creative in his study design and to
specifically recommend parameters and factors to be considered
in performing the study, including methodology, hardware, and
the evaluation of results. The ecological effects of well field
water withdrawals have not been quantified successfully to date
in the Tampa Bay Region. The creativity, practicality and probable
success of the consultants' approach will be as important a
consideration in the selection process as the projected budget.
POSSIBLE PARAMETERS TO BE STUDIED:
A. Cypress Creek Ecosystem Within and Adjacent to the Well Fielc
1. Flora and Fauna (Aquatic and terrestrial)
3. Surface Waters
4. Human activity
B. Areas Within the Zones of Pumpage Influence on the Water
Table and Floridan Aquifer:
1. Natural Lakes and Wetlands
2. Man-made Lakes and Canals
3. Other Cultural Impacts and Land-uses
4. Over-lapping of Effects with Neighboring Well Fields
C. Watercourses Possibly Impacted Downstream from the Well
D. Climate and Weather Effects vs. Pumpage Effects.
E. Hydrology Integration.
F. Selection and Use of Controls.
G. Instrumentation Types, Locations, Costs, Data to be
The total study period will extend over a period of approxi-
mately 3 years. The initial phase will cover the first year.
The three year study will be accomplished in two phases:
Phase Period Estimated Cost
I 1 yr. (9/76 8/77) $50,000
II 2 yrs. (9/77 8/79) $40,000
The purpose of Phase I is to develop plans to establish:
Task 1 The desired degree of preservation of the
flora and fauna of the area.
Task 2 The methodology and facilities required to
maintain this degree of preservation.
Task 3 A continuing monitoring program in the area,
to observe and record the degree of stress
attributable to well field operation.
PROJECT: CYPRESS CREEK WELL FIELD
LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL IMPACT MONITORING STUDY
Budgetary Estimates Phase I (Burdened Costs)
1. Consultant (Contract) $30,500
a. Labor 26,500
b. Travel and Communication 1,000
c. Presentations and Consultation 1,000
d. Reports 1,000
e. Miscellaneous 1,000
2. Services (Outside) $ 5,000
a. Hydrologist (Consultation 1,500
b. Design, Construct, Install Observ.
Pits and Covers 700
c. Remote Sensing 2,800
3. Project Management $ 7,500
a. Engineering $ 3,500
b. Clerical 1,500
c. Travel and Communication 300
d. Contingencies 2,000
e. Misc. (Documents,etc.) 200
4. Other $ 7,000
a. Capital Equipment (gages, recorders,instr) 5,500
b. Camera, Film, Develop., Print, etc. 1,500
PROJECT: STARKEY REGIONAL WELLFIELD
This project is requested for detailed engineering
interconnect studies, design, plans, specifications, financial
alternatives, right-of-way options and rate studies for the
development of a regional wellfield, treatment plant and
transmission facilities. The regional facility is to be located
in the J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park and is primarily justified
to serve the West Pasco County Water System and New Port Richey
Water System; and secondarily as "back-up" and relief facilities
for the Pinellas County and St. Petersburg Water Systems. For
this reason it is strongly recommended that the SWFWMD Water
Management Alternatives study for the J. B. Starkey Wilderness
Park be expedited; and also, because several decisions affecting
the water supply of member jurisdictions of the Authority hinge
upon the outcome of this study.
The project is a logical "follow-on" to the current
consultants' study on "Water Management Alternatives for the Anclote
River Water Storage Area (J. B. Starkey Wilderness Park)", and is
based on the assumption that the SWFWMD consultant will:
(1) Develop a favorable water budget analysis insofar as water
supply functions are concerned.
(2) Develop favorable alternatives for design of a wellfield.
(3) Define favorable hydrologic ground water characteristics
and surface water recharge capabilities.
(4) Define favorable locations of production wells, monitor
wells, well depths and permissible withdrawal rates based
on hydraulic, recreational, and environmental aspects of
the management plan.
The purpose of this project is to have readily available
plans, specifications and contractual documents for the actual
construction of facilities, and to expedite the development of
the Starkey area for water supply purposes. The WCRWSA will
develop financing for the construction, and own and operate the
production facilities under the regulation and management functions
of the District.
Funds in the amount of $150,000 are requested for this
project. This estimate is based on the following assumptions
(1) New Port Richey developed the present Starkey wellfield and
other facilities for a total construction cost of $1,611,788
plus $154,967 expended for engineering and design.
(2) Because of the somewhat sensitive environmental restrictions
"placed on the Starkey property the wells will probably be
spaced relatively distant and will be of moderate capacity.
Considering a new well field yield estimated at 12 mgd from
widely spaced wells, about 7.5 miles of collector and
transmission mains will be required to connect approximately
12 wells of lmgd capacity each.
(3) At least one additional 2 mg storage reservoir will be required
and could probably be constructed on the present New Port Richey
owned pumping station site.
(4) The estimated total construction cost .for the above facilities
7.5 miles pipe line @ $105,600/mile $792,000
2 MG Reservoir 576,000
12 wells @ $15,000/well 180,000
Mechanical and Electrical 150,000
New Booster Pump & Treatment Facilities 200,000
Survey, Testing & Contingencies 70,000
(5) Based upon the estimated construction cost of $1,968,000,
Engineering and design fees should be:
$1,968,000 x 6.8% = $133,820
(6) Therefore, the total amount requested is:
Consultant Engineering and Design $133,820
In-House Engineering & Supervision 16,180
PROJECT: POST 1980 NEEDS STUDY
Funds in the amount of $172,355 are needed to complete this
Study during fiscal year 1977. Of the total, $3,000 is estimated
to be the staff level in-house work and $169,000 to be the cost
of the consultant.
PROJECT: INITIAL FACILITIES TO MEET POST 1980 NEEDS
From the Post 1980 Water Sources Study the consultants will
develop a plan for facilities to meet the 1980-85 period water
demands. This will include specific recommended facilities which
will require additional engineering design and other inter-disciplinary
studies. Funds for performing these investigations are estimated
at $100,000 per facility. It is envisioned that it will be
necessary to proceed at once on two such facilities. The project
request is therefore, $200,000. Since the location of these
facilities will be defined in the 1980 Water Sources Study, their
location at this time cannot be designated.
The projects regardless of their location, will require these
additional studies prior to proceeding with detailed engineering
plans and funding for construction. The costs of these studies are