September 5, 1980
TO: DONALD R. FEASTER, Executive Director
FROM: ROBERT R. ATCHISON, Public Information Officer
RE: Highlights of Proposed Pasco County-West Coast Regional
Water Supply Contract
The Authority would construct a 24" pipeline from the SCL railroad/
S.R. 54 intersection to Seven Springs at County expense.
Future water sources would be developed jointly.
Initial water delivery would begin June 1, 1981.
Delivery rates will not exceed the following figures until the
County assigns its rights under the contract between Pinellas County
and the Pasco Water Authority.
AVG. DAILY: 4 MGD
MAX. DAILY: 4 MGD
ANNUAL TOTAL: 1,460 MG
The capital cost would include a wcll with a capacity of 1 MGD,
The County is not obligated to take the above quantities and would
pay only for what was actually used. However, it would be required
to pay capital costs associated with construction of the pipeline.
Water rates would be "as low as possible" and no extraneous costs
are to be factored in. Charges would be recomputed annually.
Ad valorem ta;:es would not be used for payment of any costs.
Projected water needs are as follows:
PERIOD AVG. DAILY MAX. DAILY ANNUAL TOTAL
1981-1991 5 MGD 5 MGD 1,825 MG
After 1991, the County would be entitled to at least the above
quantities. Additional needs would be subject to negotiation.
Prior to each July 1, the County would indicate its needs for the
following year, however the projection would not be binding.
The water rate charged will not exceed the cost of water produced at
September 5, 1980
The proposed contract specifies water quality standards.
-The Authority would obtain any required permits pertaining to
-The County and Authority would be joint applicants for the water,
with the Authority being the lead agency.
Each party would fund one deep saltwater monitor in west Pasco County.
They shall also develop a plan for continued data collection within
Pasco County to understand the impact of water withdrawals throughout
The two parties would develop and implement a Cypress Creek land use
plan, subject to Governing Board approval.
Paragraph 3a on page 11 stipulates that all future water supply within
the County shall be developed and managed exclusively according to the
provisions of that paragraph. However, nothing in the agreement is to
restrict the Authority's operation or development of Cross Bar, Cypress
Creek or the South Pasco well fields. The Authority is limited to the
water permitted under existing CUP's until January 1, 1985.
The contract is for 20 years, and the County may extend it for another
five years. AFter this time, the County is obligated to take or pay
any water produced under the terms of this agreement.
The two parties would support any proposal by the TBRPC or the District
to reveiw, compile, update and summarize any feasibility reports
regarding the old Upper Tampa Bay Freshwater Lake project.
The entire agreement ic null and void if St. Petersburg doesn't lease
its South Pasco well field to the Authority for at least a five year
period within 60 days after this agreement (Pasco-WCRWSA) iL executed.