Title: In re City of St. Petersburg Consumptive use Permit
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Title: In re City of St. Petersburg Consumptive use Permit
Alternate Title: In re City of St. Petersburg Consumptive use Permit, Application No. 7500004, Order No. 76-2.
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Language: English
Publication Date: Aug. 4, 1976
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 3, Folder 8 ( WELL FIELDS - PUBLIC - ORDERS ), Item 33
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER tMIAGEMEIT DISTRICT


IN RE:
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG )
CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT ) ORDER 10O. 76-2
APPLICATION 3NO. 7500004 )


After due notice a Public Hearing was held before the Governing Board
of the District on Wednesday, January 14, 1976 and February 18, 1976 in the
Board Room, District Headquarters, Southwest Florida Water Management District,
U. S. 41 South, Brooksville, Florida, to consider Application No. 750CC000C for
a Consumptive Use Permit for water in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicant
was present and represented by Counsel at said Hearing. The Board, after hearing
and considering testimony and receiving and examini.r.ng documentary evidence, makes
the following Findings of Fact:

.1. The City of St. Petersburg applied on September 4, 1975 for a permit for
public water supply as an existing use of 9 mgd and a new use of 19 r.gd from

f 23 wells located in HiTlsborough County for off-site consumption.
2. The City has requested an average annual withdrawal of 19 .mgd and a rlaximu.-
daily withdrawal of 22 mgd.
3. The Application No. 7500004 as amended with attach..ents, letters of
objections, copy of proof of publications of notice of hearings which was
published in Tampa Tribune on October 22 and 29, 1975, and notices to those
listed under Chapterl6J-2.06(2)(c), Florida Administrative Code, were
received into the record.
4. Testimony was received by the applicant's representatives, consultants and
District staff on the effects of withdrawing the requested amounts of water.
5. Testimony was presented by the District staff that the applicant has requested

to increase the average annual withdrawal frcT 9 .gd to 19 mgd. Regulatory
levels will have to be utilized as a regulatory tool to regulate withdrawials.
The application is for a use that is a reasonable and beneficial one; con-
sistent with the public interest; will not interfere with any legal use
existing at time of application; will not cause the rate of flow of a
stream or other watercourse to be lowered below thie minimumn rate of flow
Established by the Board; will not cause the level of potentiometric surface '

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to be lowered below the Board's established regulatory levels;.will not lower
the level of the surface of water to below the minimum level set by the Board
f will not significantly induce salt-water encroachment; will not, based

on study of water table response, cause the water table to be lowered so

that lake stages or vegetation will be adversely and significantly affected

on lands other than those owned, leased, or controlled by the applicant;

but the amount of water consumptively used will exceed the water crop by

3005% based on the fact that the available water crop is 632,000CO gallons

per day.
"6. The well field has been regulated by existing regulatory levels which should

eliminate future water level declines. Data collected indicate the regulatory

levels are protecting the water resources of. the area.
7.* The proposed withdrawal of water in the quantities'requested will cause a

drawdown of the potentiometric surface at the boundaries of the applicant's

well field by more than five feet; but will not cause the water table under

the applicant's well field to be lowered by rore than three feet or cause

the level of the surface of water in any lake or impoundment other than
within the applicant's well field property to be lowered ir.ore than one foot .
Sor cause the potentiometric surface to be lo^ .red below sea level.


Based upon the testimony heard and the documentary evidence received
and the Findings of Fact made as set out hereinabove, the Board makes the

following

CONICLUSIOC:IS OF LAW
The parties have properly proceeded under Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
and the Rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The testimony heard and docuoeftary

evidence received permit the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water

Management District to grant the application for a Consumptive Use Permit with
certain restrictions to protect the natural resources of the area.

IT IS THEREUPON
ORDERED
The Staff of Southwest Florida 'Water Hanagent District is authorized
and directed to issue a Permit on Application I:o. 7500004 containing the terms

and conditions set forth in Exhibit I, attached hereto.

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D. Well E-100 shall be modified or replaced with a well to serve as a
chloride monitoring well. Specifications for such modification or
replacement shall be submitted to the District within thirty (30)
days following the date of this Order.
^ E. The total maximum withdrawal from the Cosr.e-Odessa and Section 21
Well Fields shall not exceed 168 million gallons per week, which
"amount shall not be figured cumulatively; provided that during any six
(6) weeks in the production year 1976, the City can pump an additional
21 million gallons per week in excess of 168 million gallons per week.
However, all production by the City shall be reasonably balanced between
the two well fields.
F. This permit is issued pursuant to Part 2 of Chapter 163, F.A.C. and
authorizes the consumptive use of water.





AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE: f t ,
s CONSUMPTIVE USE SECTIOr
WATER RESOURCES DIVISION





Applicant hereby certified that applicant is the ov/nrr of th?? property covered
St9^ by this application, that the information contained in this application is true
and accurate and, if applicant is a corporation or a partnership, thit the
undersigned has the legal authority to execute this application and affidavit on
behalf of Said corporation or partnership.

I Signature of Applicant

Sworn to and subscribed before
Sme this day of



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2807'13" 8234'13" 1200000 993480
2806' 0" 82035' 3" 1000000 873480
2806' 1" 8235'18" 575000 543480
2806' 8" 8235' 3" 1000000 983480
2806'14" 82035'30" 1200000 963480
2806'22" 82035'33" 1150000 1 000000
28o7'14" 82o34'20" 575000 566960
2807'21" 82034'21" 850000 723480
28&7'33" 82034' 21" 1000000 783480
"2807'44" 82034'29" 575000 543480
2807'52" 82034'30" 750000 643480
2807'58" 82034'33" 850000 763480
288'12" 82034'40" 1000000 789960
8. The use of said water is restricted to the use classification set forth
above. Any change in the use of said water will require a modification
of this Permit.
9.. In the event an emergency water shortage should be declared, the
,I District may alter, modify or declare to be inactive, all or parts of
this.Permit. An authorized District Representative Pay, at any
reasonable time, enter the property to inspect the facilities and cay
require that this Permit be shown.
10 Applicant shall comply with the following items, and if Applicant
i fails to comply with them, then this Permit shall automatically
become null and void:
A That the City, its agents and employees, shall not withdraw or cause
: to be withdrawn, from the wells in the aforesaid Cos.e-Cdessa .?ell
gS Field, Hlillsborough County, Florida, any ar.unt of water which wil
,* cause the weekly average elevation of the potentiometrit surface o
the Floridan Aquifer as determined cumulatively to be less than.
(a) Twenty (20) feet above mean sea level as measured at Grace 3
:\ Observation Wlell (280607:;823530'.).
S.(b) Twenty-five (25) feet above mean sea level as measured at the
"| "James II" Observation Well (280703:!C823$17).
m (c) Twenty-four (24) feet above mn.ean sea level as measured at the
,.I "Calm 33A" Observation '.'ell (Z80836;;03234.38).

^ -B. In connection with the operation of the Cosne-Odessa Well Field:
(a) At no time shall the weekly average elevations of the potenticnetr
surface of the Floridan Aquifer be rore than 3 feet blow tne
i elevations set forth in Paragraph 1 above.

(b) Weekly average elevations shall be calculated by adding together
the high reading for each day and the 1ow reading for each day,
then dividing the su thereof by 14; each weekly period shall
commence at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday or each week.
(c) The weekly average elevations shall be determined curulatively-


r thereafter. Cumulatie ekly avag elevations shall not
carry over from one production year to another-



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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
i (SWFIMHO)

S. CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT

@ PERMIT GRANTED TO: PERMIT 10. 7500GC04
DATE PERMIT GRAc;iED:
City of St. Petersburg DATE PERMIT APPLICATION----
FILED: September 4, 1975
P. 0. Box 2842 PERMIT EXPIRES 01: Oec-ber 31-, 1930
SOURCE CLASSIFICATiO: Flori.n Acuifer
St. Petersburg, Florida USE CLASSIFICATION: Public Su7ol v
(Legal -ame and Address)

"T" ERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PERMIT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. That all.statements in the application and in supporting data are
true and accurate and based upon the best information available,
"- and that all conditions set forth herein will be complied with. If
any of the statements in the application and in the supporting data
are found to be untrue and inaccurate, or if applicant fails to comply
with all of the conditions set forth herein, then this Permit shall
automatically become null and void.

2. This Permit is predicated upon the assertion by applicant that the
use of water applied for and granted is and continues to be a reason-
able beneficial use as defined in Section 379.019(5), Florida
Statutes, is and continues to be consistent with the public interest,
and will not interfere with any legal use of water existing on the
date thick Permit is granted.
S3. In granting this Permit, SWFWI ID has, by regulation, reserved frcn use
S' by applicant, water in such locations and quantities, for such seasons
of the year, as it determines may be required for the protection of
fish and wildlife and the public health and safety. Such reservations
are subject to periodic review and revision in light of changed
"conditions.

4. Based upon the application and supporting documents, S',..,,O finds
that the applicant's use of water was in existence before January 1,
1975 at the rate of 9 million gallons per day .

j 5. Nothing in this Permit should be construed to limit the authority of
;I Southwest Florida Wlater Mlanagement District to declare water shortages
/ and issue orders pursuant to Section 373.175, Florida Statutes, or to
formulate a plan for implementation during periods of water shortage
pursuant to Section 373.246, Florida Statutes.
6. This Permit authorizes the applicant named above to make a r.xiLmu
combined average annual withdrawal of 19 million gallons of water
per day with a maximum combined wri thdrawal rate not to
exceed 22 eqd during a single day. Withdrawals are
authorized as shown in the table below.

7. WITHDRAWAL POIIT GALLONS PER DAY GALLONS PER .-AY
LATITUDE LONGITUOE .:AXIMUM AVE.RGE
Production Welils
2805'50" 82035'49" 120CC0000 943480
S2805'50" 82035'43" 575000 563480
^ 2806' 6" 8235'29" 500000 443480
2806'11" 82035'16" 12000CO 998480
2806'22" 82035'14" 1200000 993480
2806' 1" 82035' 8" 1200000 953480
2806'43" 82o34'25" 10C0000C 943480
2806.49" 82034'20" 1200000C 1000000 A )_
2806'3S" 82035' 4" 100000 9S0440
?no;'52" 82a34'17' ?1o70nn 0 94n





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