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. Order 74-11R, Amending Order No. 72-1, As Previously Amended
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 8 ( WELL FIELDS - PUBLIC - ORDERS ), Item 29
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"SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
(REGULATORY)



IN RE:
THE OPERATION BY THE CITY OF ST. ) ORDER 74-11R
PETERSBURG OF THE COSME-ODESSA WELL ) Amending ORDER No. 72-1
FIELD AND THE SECTION 21 WELL FIELD ) As Previously Amended
I IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA AND ) (Referred to in the Minutes
THE PASCO WELL FIELD IN PASCO COUNTY, ) of April 10, 1974 as 74-2R)
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 April 10, 1974,

notice having been duly given to the City of St. Petersburg, a municipal corpora-

tion, hereinafter referred to as CITY, for the purpose of promulgating further

Orders dealing with those certain well fields operated by the CITY 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 South Pasco Well Field, located

in the Sections,28, 32 and 33, Township 26 South, Range 18 East, and the BOARD

-. having considered that certain agreement entered into on November .14, 1973,

between the BOARD, PINELLAS COUNTY, PASCO COUNTY, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AND CITY,

particularly numbered paragraphs 27A (1) (1) to (c) and 27A (6), and the CITY
Shaving been present and represented by its Counsel at said Hearing, and the

BOARD having-carefully considered the testimony and evidence presented, together
: with the evidence presented through cross-examination and arguments of Counsel,

does find as follows:

SA. That, under the evidence presented and in light of the
existing circumstances, it is reasonable for the BOARD to

modify Order No. 72-1 as previously amended by Order No.

: 73-6R relating to the operation of the Cosme-Odessa Well
Field consistent with the provisions set forth in that

^ certain agreement referred to hereinabove.
IT IS THEREUPON ORDERED that Order No. 72-1, as previously amended

by Order No. 73-6R is amended in its entirety to read as follows:

S1. 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 as
determined cumulatively to be less than:

(a) Twenty (20) feet above mean sea level as measured at
Grace 3 Observation Well (280607N823530W).

(b) Twenty-five (25) feet above mean sea level as measured

at the "James II" Observation Well (280703N0823417).

(c) Twenty-four (24) 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 Field, Hillsborough County, Florida, any

amount of water which will cause the weekly average elevation

of the potentiometric surface of the Floridan Aquifer as

determined cumulatively to be less than:

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

] at the "Hillsborough 13" Observation Well (280704N0823030).
(b) Thirty-four (34) feet above mean sea level, as measured at
"Jackson 26A" Observation Well (280753N0823059).

3. In connection with the operation of the Cosme-Odessa and Section
2.1 Well Fields:

(a) At no time shall the weekly average elevations of the

potentiometric surface of the Floridan Aquifer be more
than 3 feet below the elevations set forth in paragraphs

1 and 2 above.

(b) Weekly average elevations shall be calculated by adding
together the high reading for each day and the low reading
for each day, then dividing the sum thereof by 14; each

weekly period shall commence at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday

of each week.

(c) The weekly average elevations shall be determined
cumulatively from November 1, 1973 through September 30,
1974. A new production year shall start on October 1,
1974 and each October 1 thereafter. Cumulative weekly

average elevations shall not carry over from one production



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year to another, and production causing regulatory levels

to drop below the cumulative weekly average elevations

shall only be permitted during the first six weeks of each

production year.

(d) The total maximum withdrawals from the combined Cosme-

Odessa and Section 21 Well Fields shall not exceed 168

million gallons per week which amount shall not be figured

cumulatively. Production shall be reasonably balanced

between the two well fields.

4. The CITY, its agents and employees, shall not withdraw, or cause

| to be withdrawn, from the South Pasco Well Field, any amount of
water which will cause the levels in certain observation wells

i to be lower than the elevations prescribed below:
(a) The weekly average elevations of the potentiometric
surface of the Floridan Aquifer as determined cumulatively

shall not be lower than:

(1) 42.0 feet above mean sea level as measured at the
State Road 54 Deep Observation Well (281143N823047).

(2) 41.0 feet above mean sea level, as measured at the

SSouth Pasco Deep Observation Well #45 (281055N0823024).
i (3) 37.0 feet above mean sea level, as measured at the

! South Pasco Deep Observation Well #42 (281035N0823057).

.! (b) At no' time shall the weekly average elevations of the poten-
! tiometric surface of the Floridan Aquifer be more than 4 feet

. below the elevations set forth in (a) above.

J (c) Such weekly average elevations shall be calculated by

j adding together the high reading for each day and the low
"j reading for each day, then dividing the sum thereof by
14; each weekly period shall commence at 12:01 a.m. on

Saturday of each week.

I (d) The weekly average elevations shall be determined
cumulatively from August 1, 1973 through September 30,

1974. A new production year shall start on October 1,

1974 and each October 1 thereafter. Cumulative weekly

average elevations shall not carry over from one



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production year to another, and production causing

regulatory levels to drop below the cumulative weekly

average elevations shall only be permitted during the

first six weeks of each production year.

(e) The CITY, at its own expense, shall by June 1, 1974,
provide the following facilities:

(1) A deep observation well located west of the well
field at a distance of not less than 2,000 feet

from a producing well.

(2) A recording precipitation gage located within the
well field.

(3) Specifications and locations of the above facilities
shall be approved by the staff of the Southwest

Florida Water Management District.

5. Reports of weekly average elevations for each weekly period

shall be made by CITY to DISTRICT by telephone on the following

Monday and confirmed in writing on forms to be provided by

DISTRICT; such weekly periods shall commence at 12:01 a.m. on

Saturday of each week.

r 6. That the CITY before April 1, 1975 undertake the necessary
modification, at its own expense, of E-100 Well to convert it

to a valid saltwater encroachment monitor well and operate

Grace 3 as a regulatory well and be operated at no less than

as set forth in Paragraph 1 (a) above.

I 7. That the CITY construct and install a totalizing flow meter

I on the Well No. 3A (280607N823528W).
8. That said weekly average referred to in Paragraph 1 above will

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

i day of the calendar week, then dividing the sum thereof by 14;
each weekly period shall commence at 12:01 A.M. on Saturday of

each week.

9. The weekly average elevations shall be determined cumulatively

from November 1, 1973 through September 30, 1974. In determining

the weekly average elevation on Grace 3, the cumulative weekly

average elevations on E-100 Well shall be transferred and

credited to the compulations on Grace 3 for the remainder

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of hthis production year. Cumulative weekly average elevations

shall not carry over from one production year to another, and

production causing regulatory levels to drop below the cumula-

tive weekly average elevations shall only be permitted during

the first six weeks of each production year. The transfer of

Grace 3 for Water Plant E-100 shall occur at 12:01 A.M. on

the Saturday following the filing of this Order with the

Department of State.

10. A Hearing shall be held on August 14, 1974 to consider

establishing the monitor levels for the shallow aquifer to

become effective October 1, 1974.

11. That the monitor levels set forth hereinabove shall apply until

October 1, 1974 and thereafter until such regulatory levels and

controls have been modified by order of DISTRICT, provided,

however, that the well field will be closely monitored; any

adverse horizontal or vertical movement of the saltwater-

freshwater interface could necessitate appropriate modification

of regulatory levels or such other action as may be required to

halt such adverse movement; any significant adverse environmental

change attributable directly to the operation of said well field

could necessitate appropriate modification of this Order.

. 12. That all other Orders issued by the DISTRICT except as amended
herein shall remain in force and effect.

DONE and ORDERED this 10th day of April 1974.


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

(SEAL)

ATTEST: M ^. ^ t fU ___._
? D. S. McATEER, CHAIRMAN



HOMAS M. VAN DER VEER, ASSISTANT SECRETARY /"








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