SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
CITY OF NEW PORT RICHEY )
CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT )
APPLICATION NO. 27804446 )
FOR MODIFICATION OF )
CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT ) ORDER NO. 78-39
NUMBER 7500013 )
STARKEY WELL FIELD )
IN PASCO COUNTY, FLORIDA )
ORDER MODIFYING PERMIT PURSUANT TO
HEARING BEFORE GOVERNING BOARD
This Matter came on to be heard by the Governing Board of the Southwest
Florida Water Management District at a Public Hearing on May 2, 1978. Said
Public Hearing, being duly and properly noticed, was conducted at District Head-
quarters, 5060 U. S. Highway 41 South, Brooksville, Florida, and all parties
hereto were present or given the opportunity to be present, and, together with
the general public, were given an opportunity to present testimony and evidence.
The Board, having reviewed the application and all documents in the File of
Record, having heard testimony, and having received and examined all documentary
evidence, makes the following
FINDINGS OF FACT:
1. Applicant, City of New Port Richey, is the holder of Consumptive
Use Permit No. 7500013 granted by the Board on May 5, 1976, and thereafter recon-
firmed by Order No. 76-16 of this Board on November 3, 1976, which authorizes
the Applicant to make a combined average annual withdrawal of 3,000,000 gallons
of water per day, with a maximum combined withdrawal rate not to exceed 4,000,000
gallons during a single day, from four (4) production wells constructed by the
Applicant in the Starkey Well Field in Pasco County for public water supply
2. Pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 16J, Florida
Administrative Code, Applicant applied on March 1, 1978, to the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (Application No. 27804446) for Modification of Consumptive
Use Permit No. 7500013 to authorize different quantity limitations on the four
wells by removing the specific caps on each well.
3. Applicant initially requested increased total withdrawal quantities
for the Well Field, but has withdrawn such request. The sole consideration before
the Board in connection with this pending application is whether the present
pumpage limitations which limit each well to 750,000 gallons per day (annual
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average) and 1,000,000 gallons per day maximum should be removed so as to allow
the Applicant to better manage the existing facilities.
4. It is reasonable that the pumpage limitations be removed, but
nevertheless a maximum limitation should be continued so that pumpage from any
of the four wells during any single day is not to exceed 2,320,000 gallons.
Pumpage should be distributed among the four wells as evenly as possible.
5. Total authorized withdrawals shall not change. Applicant shall
continue to be authorized to withdraw 3 million gallons of water per day (average
annual) at a maximum withdrawal rate not to exceed 4 million gallons per day.
The permit shall expire on October 4, 1979.
6. The chloride monitor program made a condition of Permit No. 7500013
shall continue; however, because of sampling problems, City Well No. 7 may be
deleted. Such deletion will not effect the monitor program.
7. A proposed Modified Consumptive Use Permit is attached hereto as
Exhibit 1. Such proposed permit has been reviewed by the Applicant and the
Applicant has consented thereto.
8. The proposed modified Consumptive Use Permit is consistent with
the findings of fact contained in Order No. 76-16 of this Board and such findings
are readopted as part of this Order. No state of facts exist which would require
complete hydrologic re-evaluation of the Permit at this time.
In accordance with the foregoing, and in consideration of applicable
laws and regulations, the Board makes the following
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW:
I1. The Applicant has established that the consumptive use sought
to be modified:
a) is a reasonable, beneficial use;
b) is consistent with the public interest; and
c) will not interfere with any legal use of water
existing at the time of the application.
2. The consumptive use is in compliance with the requirements of
Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 16J, Florida Administrative Code.
Wherefore, upon consideration, it is
1. That the Executive Director of Southwest Florida Water Management
District or a duly delegated member of his staff, is authorized and directed
to issue a Consumptive Use Permit pursuant to the above numbered application in
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substantially the form, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in
Exhibit 1, attached hereto.
2. That such modified Consumptive Use Permit supercedes Consumptive
Use Permit No. 7500013 which is cancelled and rendered void.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
DERRILL S. McATEER, CHAIRMAN
"THOMAS M. VAN DER VEER, SECRETARY
SEAL: ., fi^-'H
FIIED WITH THE CLERK, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANEMET DISTRICT ON/ Il
AS CLE, SFWMD
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