y SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG )
CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT ORDER
APPLICATION NO. 7500003
After due notice a Public Hearing was held before the Governing Board
of the District on Mednesday, January 14, 1976 and February 18, 1976 in the
Board Room, District Headquarters, Southwest Florida Water Management District,
U. S. 41 South, Brooksville, Florida.
Whether a Consumptive Use Permit for the quantities of water requested
should be issued.
FINDINGS OF FACT
1. The City of St. Petersburg applied for a permit for public water supply
as an existing use of 9 mgd and a new use of 18 mgd from 6 wells located
in Hillsborough County for off-site consumption.
2. The City has requested an average annual withdrawal of 18 agd and a maximum
daily withdrawal of 22 agd.
3. The Application No. 7500003 as amended with attachments, letters of
objections, copy of proof of publications of notice of hearings and
notices to those listed under Chapter 16J-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
5. Testimony was presented by the District staff that the applicant has requested
to increase the average annual withdrawal from 9 agd to 18 mgd. Regulatory
levels will have to be utilized as a regulatory tool to regulate withdrawals.
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 the minimum rate of flow
established by the Board; will not cause the level of potentiometric surface
to be lowered below the Board's established regulatory levels; will not lower
the level of surface of water to below the minimum level set by the Board;
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 appli-
cant; but the amount of water consumptively used will exceed the water
crop by 2667% based on the fact that the available water crop is 675,000
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 n the quantities requested will cause a
drawdewn 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 more 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 aore than one foot
or cause the potentiometric surface to be lowered below sea level.
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 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.
Grant Consumptive Use Permit on Application No. 7500008 for withdrawal of
water subject to the attached stipulations.
The permit shall expire on December 31, 1980.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
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CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG
CONSUMtPTIVE USE PERMIT
APPLICATION NO. 7500003
FOR SECTION 21 WELL FIELD
1. 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 potenttometric 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
"Hllsborough 13" Observation Mell (280704N0823030).
(b) Thirty-four (34) feet above mean sea level, as measured at
"Jackson 26A" Observation Well (280753L0823059).
2. In connection with the operation of Section 21 Well Field:
(a) At no time shall the weekly average elevations of the potentlometric
surface of the Floridan Aquifer be more than 3 feet below the
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 low reading for each day, then
dividing the sun 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 year to another.
3. 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 form to be provided by District; such weekly
periods shall commence at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday of each week.
4. That the City construct and install a totalizing flow meter on the
Well No. 3A (280607N823528W).
5. The total maximum withdrawal from the Section 21 and Cosme-Odessa 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 the 168 million gallons per
week. However, all production by the City shall be reasonably
balanced between the two well fields.