Title: In re The Operation by the City of St. Petersburg of the Cosme-Odessa Well Field
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Title: In re The Operation by the City of St. Petersburg of the Cosme-Odessa Well Field
Alternate Title: In re The Operation by the City of St. Petersburg of the Cosme-Odessa Well Field and the Section 21 Well Field in Hillsborough County, Florida and the Pasco Well Field in Pasco County, Florida. SWFWMD Order No. 72-1.
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Language: English
Publication Date: Feb. 9, 1972
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 7 ( WELL FIELD HISTORIES ), Item 21
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT..(REGULATORY)


IN RE: )
)
THE OPERATION BY THE )
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG )
OF THE COSME-ODESSA ) ORDER NUMBER 72-1
WELL FIELD AND THE )
SECTION 21 WELL FIELD )
IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, )
FLORIDA AND THE PASCO )
WELL FIELD IN PASCO )
COUNTY, FLORIDA )




This matter came before the Board of Governors of the Southwest Florida

Water Management District (Regulatory), hereinafter referred to as "Board", at
a public hearing duly and properly held before the Board on December 8, 1971
and January 12, 1972 pursuant to a notice as provided in Section 373.151,
Florida Statutes, to the City of St. Petersburg, a municipal corporation, here-
inafter referred to as "City", to determine the extent and manner in which
ground water may be withdrawn from those certain well fields operated by the
City of St. Petersburg in Hillsborough County, Florida, known as the Cosme-
Odessa Well Field and the Section 21 Well Field, and in Pasco County, Florida,
known as the Pasco Well Field, all as more particularly designated on'the map
attached hereto and made a part hereof as Exhibit "A", without being detri-
mental to the water resources of the State of Florida, without causing irrep-
arable damage to adjacent landowners, and without resulting in contamination

of the water source, and the City having been present and represented by its
counsel at said hearing, and the testimony at said hearing having been steno-
graphically recorded, and the Board having reviewed and carefully considered
the evidence presented to the Board at said hearing, the Board finds that a
preponderance of the evidence offered at said hearing shows:
A. Unregulated withdrawals of water by the City from the aforesaid

Cosme-Odessa Well Field and Section 21 Well Field are detrimental to the other
water users and the water resources of the State of Florida.
B. That the withdrawals of water by the City from the aforesaid Pasco

Well Field must also be regulated in order to obtain the most beneficial use
of the water resources of the State of Florida and to protect the public'health,
safety and welfare and the interests of the water users affected.
C. There is a need for the following Order.










IT IS, THEREUPON, ORDERED AS FOLLOWS:

1. That the City, its agents and employees, shall not withdraw, or

cause to be withdrawn, from the wells in the aforesaid Cosme-Odessa Well

Field, Hillsborough County, Florida, any amount of water which will cause

the weekly average elevation of the potentiometric surface of the Floridan

aquifer to be less than:

a. Twenty-one (21) feet above mean sea level, as measured at

the "Water Plant E-100" observation well (280548N0823557).

b. Twenty-four (24) feet above mean sea level, as measured at

the "James 11" observation well (280703N0823417).

c. Twenty-three (23) feet above mean sea level, as measured

at the "Calm 33A" observation well (280836N0823438).

2. That the City, its agents and employees, shall not withdraw, or

cause to be withdrawn, from the wells in the aforesaid Section 21 Well Fild,

Hillsborough County, Florida, any amount of water which will cause the weekly

average elevation of the potentiometric surface of the Floridan aquifer to be

less than:

a. Thirty-two (32) feet above mean sea level, as measured at

the "Hillsborough 13" observation well (280704N0823030).

b. Thirty-three (33) feet above mean sea level, as measured

at "Jackson 26A" observation well (280753N0823059).

3. Said weekly average referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 above will

be calculated by using two readings, the high and low for each day of the

calendar week; the average of these daily figures for the calendar week will

represent the weekly average elevation of the potentiometric surface.

4. That said elevations, as provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 above

for specific potentiometric levels are subject to review, and change if nec-

essary, by the Board each six months hereafter, or if the Board deems it

necessary, at more frequent intervals.

5. That the City shall, within four months of the date of this Order,

construct a deep observation well in the approximate center of the aforesaid

Pasco Well Field, Pasco County, Florida. That said well shall be designed to

monitor the quality and potentiometric head at or near the bottom of the pot-

able water supply in the Floridan aquifer. The plans and specifications for

said well must be approved, in writing, by the Board, prior to construction.



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6. That, on a monthly basis during the initial six months after

the Pasco Well Field has become operational, as hereinafter provided, the

City shall furnish to the Board detailed well discharge quantities and corre-

sponding periods of pumping time for each well, and shall furnish said infor-

mation to the Board quarterly thereafter.

7. That, during the initial six months after the Pasco Well Field

has become operational, as hereinafter provided, the City will perform one

or more thirty-day pumping test, as designed and supervised by the United

States Geological Survey and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

8. That this Order shall become effective as of this date, except as

to paragraphs 1 and 2 above, and the provisions of the said paragraphs 1 and

2 shall become effective within F3 days of the date that the Board notifies

the City, in writing, that the aforesaid Pasco Well Field is in effective

operation.

DONE and ORDERED this -- day of February 1972.



SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT (REGULATORY), BY ITS
GOVERNING BOARD




D. S. McAteer, Chairman

Attest:




Edward Medard, Secretary *// i

























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