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Abstract: Letter To: Lester M. Blain, Esquire From: Donald R. Feaster, Executive Director Southwest Florida Water Management District May 21, 1979
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Southwest Floridia
Water MWanagemenrt District
5060 U.S. HIGHWAY 41, SOUTH BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 33512
PHONE (904) 796-7211


DERRILL McATEER. Chairman. Brooksville
ROBERT MARTINEZ. Vice Chairman. Tampa
N. BROOKS JOHNS. Secreary. Lakeland
RONALD B. LAMBERT. Treaurer. Wauchuil


NICK TENDER. Tampa
HELEN THOMPSON. S. Peterbuq
B. T. LONOINO. Saraso


CLIFF STEPHENS, Clea
WM. 0. STUBBS. Dde
DONALD R. FEASTER.


720
rwater
City
Execuainw Dictnor


May 21, 1979


Lester M. Blain, Esquire
P.O. Box 399
Tampa, FL 33601


RECEIVED
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Dear Buddy:

Attached is a copy of a letter from John Allen to Curtis Kiser
which a "friend" passed along, in which Allen is once again
trying to create problems instead of solving them. It seems to
me that all of our questions are reasonable and in fact many
of them are routinely raised in Board meetings.


I would appreciate receiving your advice or suggestions
an appropriate reply to this letter.


regarding


Sincerely



DONALD R. FEASTER,
Executive Director

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cc: Governing Board Members
J.T. Ahern
J.B. Butler /
B.A. Boatwright
J.E. Curren








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The Honorable S. Curtis Kiser
House of Representatives
322 The Capitol,
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Dear Representative Kiser:
Recently I received a letter from Southwest Florida Water
Management District concerning our Eldridge-Wilde and East Lake
Road Wellfields. I am enclosing a copy. Apparently, Southwest
Florida Water Management District is under the impression that
it has legislative authority to consider the water crop theory,
areas served by the County, population growth, zoning, the
existence or non-existence of water lines and projected plans
for water lines, etc. As we all know, SWFWMD has no such auth-
ority. Under F.S. 373.103 SWFWMD is to determine the levels
in the wellfields utilizing hydrological information. The key
to their legislative mandate is F.S. 373.042 which requires
SWFWMD to set minimum levels in the aquifer below which signifi-
cant harm to the resource would occur. This is the extent of
their powers.
We have long been advised by SWFWMD that they plan a review
of all wellfields including those held by the City of St. Peters-
burg in 1980. They have made all permits expire as of December 31,
1981.
I would like to formally request as special counsel on
water matters for Pinellas County that you askyour aide to make
an independent determination as to the propriety of this letter
and in particular the legislative authority for apparently es-
tablishing a criteria which I cannot find in Chapter 373 Florida
Statutes. At an appropriate time to be determined by you, I
would then like to have an opportunity to discuss this matter
with the Legislative Delegation and receive recommendations from
the Delegation as to what action or actions should be taken, if
any, in this regard.

S. Continued, please .
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The Honorable S. Curtis Kiser
April 23, 1979
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I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest
convenience concerning this matter.

Very truly,





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Enclosure

cc: Hon. Peter M. Dunbar
Hon. Betty Easley
Hon. George Hieber
Hon. Dennis Jones
Hon. Ron Richmond
Hon. Dorothy Sample
Hon. Jim Smith
Hon. Tom Woodruff
Hon. Joseph "Joe" Wornicki
Hon. Charles E. Rainey
Hon. Jeanne Malchon
Hon. John E. Chesnut, Jr.
Hon. Bruce Tyndall
Mr. Terry Knepper
Mr. Fred Marquis


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\ 5060 U.S. HIGHWAY 41, SOUTH BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA 33512
S1961 ]/ PHONE (904) 796-7211

DERRILL McATEER. Chal,,rn. Brooksvill NICK TENDER. Tamnp CLIFF STEPHENS. Clnear.
ROBERT MARTINEZ. Vi. Chairman. T.smp HELEN THOMPSON. SL P..nbar WM. O. STUBBS. Dade Cti
N. BROOKS JOHNS, Scr y. LAkeland B. T. LONGINO. Sarauou
RONALD B. LAMBERT. Tfwurr. Wauchula DONALD R. FEASTER. E.sum, D,.rcor
April 13, 1979


Mr. Terry Knepper, P.E.
Acting Director
Pinellas County Water System?
310 Haven Street
Post Office Box 1780
Clearwater, Florida 33518

Re: Consumptive Use Permit Numbers 7602673 and 27804391,
Pinellas County.

Dear Mr. Knepper:

Concern has been expressed over the information which may be required by
the District staff to evaluate Pinellas County's Consumptive Use Permits
for Eldridge-Wilde and East Lake Road Well Fields. Since these permits
are scheduled to expire December 31, 1981, opening lines of communication
at this early date may very well facilitate the permitting process and
avoid a last minute rush for evaluation.

The following data needs describe the type of information our staff
will need in evaluating the renewal of the County's above referenced
Consumptive Use Permits. This list .is of a preliminary nature and
should not be construed as a guide to total data needs. You may anti-
cipate additional guides in the future to aid the development of infor-
mation which will be required by our staff before the 1981 deadline.

1. Describe Pinellas County's service area in terms of acreage with a
break down of lands owned or controlled by the County.

2. List any areas outside the County which are currently being
served or are proposed to be served in the future and quantities
to be supplied.

3. Provide a per connection average water use for:-
A. Residential
B. Commercial
C. Industrial
D. Irrigation (other than domestic)

4. Provide population growth projections for the next 20 years.

5. Provide water demand projections for the next 20 years with a break-
down of average annual and maximum daily requirements on a two year
cycle.

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6. Describe any existing or proposed interconnections with other suppliers,
design capacity of these connections, and anticipated quantities present
and projected to be obtained through these connections.

7. Submit appropriate maps which show major pipelines, existing and pro-
posed, describing pipe size, interconnections, and source.

8. Provide a well field management plan which should describe proposed
withdrawals from each we-11 field and steps taken to maximize production
while minimizing affects. Also, include in this plan any proposed
modifications to the existing well fields.

9. Submit information on current zoning, growth predictions and the potential
of increasing groundwater demands from lands around each well field.

10. Address each of the following rules for each well field and evaluate
impacts provided some modification of the existing use rates
is being considered.

Will the proposed withdrawals:
1. interfere with any legal use of water existing prior to
December 31, 1981?

2. cause the rate of flow of a stream or other watercourse
to be lowered below the minimum rate of flow established
by the Board?

3. cause the level of the potentiometric surface to be lowered
below the regulatory level established by the Board?

4. cause the level of the surface of water to be lowered
below the regulatory level established by the Board?

5. significantly induce salt water encroachment (vertical
or horizontal)?

6. cause the water table to be lowered so that the lake
stages or vegetation will be adversely and significantly
affected on lands other than those owned, leased, or
otherwise controlled by the County?

7. exceed the water crop of lands owned, leased, or otherwise
controlled by the applicant?

8. cause the level of the potentiometric surface under lands
not owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by the County to
be lowered more than five feet (5')?

9. cause the level of the water table under lands-not owned,
leased, or otherwise controlled by the County to be lowered
more than three feet (3')?






April 13, 1979
CUP Nos. 7602673 and 27804391
Page Three



10. cause the level of the surface of water in any lake or
other impoundment not wholly owned, leased, or otherwise
controlled by the County to be lowered more than one foot
(1')?

1.1. cause the potentiometric surface to be lowered below
sea level?

As a final point, evaluate the possibility of developing production wells along
the County's major pipelineswhich extend from the well fields. A proposal of
this nature was brought to the staff's attention at our December Governing
Board meeting and is of real interest to us.

If you have any question concerning this matter, do not hesitate to
contact me.

Sincerely yours,



HAROLD V. AIKEN, P.E.
Chief of Hydrologic Review
Regulatory Division

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cc: L. M. Blain
J. E. Curren
G. Heath
J.-T. Allen


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