SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
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.
Whether a Consumptive Use Permit for quantities of water requested should
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.
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be withdrawn, from the wells in the aforesaid Section 21 Well Field,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
(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
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
DERRILL S. McATEER,CHAIRMAN
THOMAS M. VAN DER VEER, SECRETARY