Title: Order to grant a Consumptive Use Permit to the City of St. Petersburg
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Title: Order to grant a Consumptive Use Permit to the City of St. Petersburg
Alternate Title: SWFWMD. Order to grant a Consumptive Use Permit to the City of St. Petersburg for withdrawal of nine million gallons of water on an average daily basis for the wells in Section 21 well field along with other stipulations
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Language: English
Publication Date: January 14, 1976
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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General Note: Box 5, Folder 21 ( SF - Section 21 Wellfield ), Item 1
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


IN RE:
Application No. 7500003 )
For Consumptive Use Permit for )
Section 21 Well Field by City ) ORDER
of St. Petersburg )


After due notice a Public Hearing was held before the Governing Board of

the District on Wednesday, January 14, 1976, at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room,
District Headquarters, Southwest Florida Water Management District, U.S. 41
South, Brooksville, Hernando County, Florida.


ISSUE

Whether a Consumptive Use Permit for quantities of water requested should
be issued.


FINDINGS OF FACT

The City of St. Petersburg has applied for a Consumptive Use Permit to

withdraw the following quantities of water from their Section 21 Well Field

(a 675 acre (mol) parcel in the Northwest Hillsborough Basin).
Maximum Daily 22 mgd
Average Daily 9 mgd

Said water is to be piped to the City of St. Petersburg where it will enter
the City's distribution system.
An evaluation of the application with regard to Chapter 16J-2.11 Nos. 2

thru 4, F.A.C., was made. Based on the best information available, it appears that
the following provisions are in violation:
2.11(3) This application does exceed the water crop of the lands owned
or controlled by the applicant. (1400%)

2.11(4)(b) This application will cause the potentiometric surface under _
lands not owned, leased or controlled by the applicant to be
lowered more than five (5) feet (6.5ft.).

Objections were received and considered by the staff and Governing Board.


CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

The parties have properly proceeded under Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, and
the Rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The testimony heard and documentary














evidence received allow the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water

Management District to grant the Consumptive Use Permit with certain conditions

attached hereto and made a part hereof in order to protect the natural resources

of the area.


ORDER

Grant the Consumptive Use Permit for withdrawal of nine million gallons on

an average daily basis.

1. That the Board waive 2.11(4)(b) on the grounds that this application is for
an existing use.

2. That the Board waive 2.11(3) on the basis that regulatory levels have been
established according to 16J-0.15(5); and further, the data collected

indicated these levels are doing an adequate job of protecting the water

resources of the area.

3. That a Consumptive Use Permit be granted with the following stipulation:
That the permit expire December 31, 1980.

4. 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).

5. In connection with the operation of the Cosme-Odessa and Section 21 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 paragraph 4 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
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year shall start on October 1, 1974 and each October I thereafter.

Cumulative weekly average elevations shall not carry over from

one production year to another.

6. 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.

7. That the City construct and install a totalizing flow meter on the Well
No. 3A (280607N823528W).

8. That the monitor levels set forth hereinabove shall apply until such
regulatory levels and controls have been modified by the 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.
City of St. Petersburg's failure to comply with the terms and conditions

herein will be cause entitling the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida

Management District to revoke the Permit.
DATED January 14, 1976 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT


SEAL
DERRILL S. McATEER,CHAIRMAN



THOMAS M. VAN DER VEER, SECRETARY





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