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December 19, 1997

MEMORANDUM "

TO: Donald D. Cona, Esquire, West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
David Forziano, Esquire, Hillsborough County
Edward P. de la Parte, Jr., Esquire, Pinellas County
Michael S. Davis, Esquire, City of St. Petersburg
Frederick T. Reeves, Esquire, Pasco County
Kathy Fry, Esquire, City of Tampa
Gerald Seeber, City Manager, City of New Port Richey

FROM: Edward B. Helvenston, General Counsel

SUBJECT: Consolidated Public Water Supply System Permit


As promised, please find attached a draft of the consolidated permit. This is merely a first
attempt, and all provisions are subject to potential revision and further discussion. Please
provide any initial written comments to Jake Varn by January 2, 1998, in preparation for the
January 7 meeting. Thank you.

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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
INDIVIDUAL WATER USE PERMIT NO.
FOR
WEST COAST REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY'S
PUBLC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM


EXPIRATION DATE: December 31, 2010


PERMIT ISSUE DATE: 1998


THE PERMITTEES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR APPLYING FOR A RENEWAL OF THIS PERMIT PRIOR TO THE
EXPIRATION DATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH DISTRICT RULES, WHETHER OR NOT THE PERMITTED RECEIVES
PRIOR NOTIFICATION BY MAIL CONTINUED USE OF WATER AFTER THE EXPIRATION DATE IS A VIOLATION
OF DISTRICT RULES, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY APPLICABLE LAW. ACCEPTANCE OF THIS
PERMIT CONSTITUTES AN AGREEMENT TO COMPLY WITH ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN. VIOLATION
OF THE CONDITIONS OF THIS PERMIT CONSTITUTES A VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAW.

GRANTED TO: West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
City of New Port Richey
City of Tampa
City of St. Petersburg
Hillsborough County
Pasco County
Pinellas County
Throughout this document, the term "Permittee" shall mean the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
individually, and the term "Permittees" shall mean all of the above-listed co-permittees. This convention is necessary
to allow end-user requirements, such as conservation requirements, to be effected by the Member Governments, as
the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority cannot impose such requirements.

PRELIMINARY STATEMENT:
This water use is being authorized under the provisions of Section 373.171, F.S., subject to the terms and conditions
set forth below. As further explained below, this permit authorizes water withdrawals at the following facilities:

1. Cosme-Odessa Wellfield
2. Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield
3. Cypress Bridge Wellfield
4. Cypress Creek Wellfield
5. Eldridge-Wilde Wellfield
6. Morris Bridge Wellfield.
7. Northwest Hillsborough Regional Wellfield
Sa\ 8. North Pasco Wellfield
9. Section 21 Wellfield
S\ 10. South Pasco Wellfield
11. Starkey Wellfield
12. South Central Hillsborough Regional Welifield

These 12 facilities are referred to in this permit individually by name, and collectively as the "Public Water Supply
System". Property location and acreage of each facility is set forth in Table 1. For some purposes it is necessary to
collectively distinguish the first 11 watersupply facilities listed above at the exclusion of the South Central Hillsborough


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Regional Welfield. In such Instances these 11 water supply facilities shall be referred to as the "Central System". All
tables and exhibits to this Water Use Permit are incorporated herein by reference for all purposes.

It is the Governing Board's intent thatthe Permittee reduce excessive withdrawals of water from concentrated areas
in order to reduce, eliminate or avoid adverse environmental impacts; that such reduction in withdrawals result in a
reduction in quantities permitted in the future for the Central System; and that reasonable present and future demand
be satisfied solely from environmentally sustainable sources ofsupply. To this end, this Water Use Permit consolidates
the individual Water Use Permits listed below and Imposes phased reductions on the Central System consistent with
the partnership agreement and plan dated 1998, between the District, the Authority and its Member
Govemments, consisting of Pasco Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties, City of St. Petersburg, City of Tampa, and City
of New Port Richey, (the "Partnership Plan).

The combined production on an annual average basis from the Central System shall not exceed the quantities stated
below in million gallons per day, annual average CMGD'):
By December 31,2002: No more than 121 MGD
By December 31,2007: No more than 90 MGD

THE TOTAL QUANTITIES IN GALLONS PER DAY ("gpd") AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS PERMIT FOR EACH
FACILITY ON AN ANNUAL AVERAGE AND PEAK MONTHLY BASIS ARE AS FOLLOWS, SUBJECT TO THE
REDUCTIONS REQUIRED BY SPECIAL CONDITION 2 AND THE REMAINING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS
PERMIT:

FACILITY QUANTITIES (MGD):
Ctp;y ANA"L A 7;J PEI :* M OIP1FY
Cosme-Odessa Wellfield
Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield
Cypress Bridge Wellfield
Cypress Creek Wellfield
Eldridge-Wilde Weltfield
Morris Bridge Wellfield
Northwest Hillsborough Regional Wellield
North Pasco Wellfield
Section 21 Wellfield

Starkey Wellfield
South Pasco Wellfield
South Central Hillsborough Regional Wellfield

The Permittee may apply to the Regulation Department Director for approval to withdraw water from a water supply
facility in excess of the quantity specified in the Facility Quantities table, above, so long as the increase in withdrawal
is balanced by a corresponding decrease in withdrawal or withdrawals at one or a combination of the Central System
wellfields.


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The quantities permitted for each withdrawal point at each facility, together with the location and other information
pertinent to each facility, are set forth in the production withdrawal tables (Table 2) attached hereto ("Production
Withdrawal Table").

STANDARD CONDITIONS
The Permittee shall comply with the Standard Conditions attached hereto as Exhibit "A." In the event of an
Inconsistency between the Special Conditions and the Standard Conditions of this Water Use Permit, the Special
conditions shall control.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
1. APPROVALS
All conditions referring to approval by the Regulation Department Director shall refer to the Tampa Regulation
Department Director in the case of those facilities located in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, and to the
Brooksville Regulation Department Director in the case of those facilities located in Pasco County. Approval
by the Regulation Department Director must be in writing in order to be effective.

2. PHASED REDUCTIONS IN WITHDRAWAL
By December 31, 2002, total withdrawals from the Central System shall not exceed 121 MGD on an annual
average basis. By December 31, 2007, total withdrawals from the Central System shall not exceed 90 MGD
on an annual average basis. Compliance with these quantity limitations shall be based on a 12-month running
average beginning on the dates specified. As new water supply sources are brought online, the Permittee shall
reduce withdrawals from the Central System facilities in conformance with the Operations Plan provided under
the Partnership Agreement dated__. 1998.

3. SUBMISSION OF DATA AND REPORTS
In the case where permit conditions require reports to be submitted by the Permittees (the West Coast
Regional Water Supply Authority and the Member Governments), it is the District's preference that the Member
Governments coordinate submittal of the required information through the Permittee (the West Coast Regional
Water Supply Authority).

A. DATA REPORTS
The Permittees shall provide the District with 1 copy of the data reports required by these Special
Conditions. All reports of data required by this permit shall be submitted to the District on or before the
15th day of the month following data collection and shall be addressed to:

Permit Data Section, Records & Data Department
Southwest Florida Water Management District
2379 Broad Street
Brooksville, Florida 34609-6899

B. OTHER REPORTS
For other reports or plans, unless otherwise indicated, 8 copies shall be provided to the District. Unless
otherwise specified, all reports required to be submitted by the Permittees to the District pursuant to one
or more of the conditions of this permit shall be submitted as part of the Annual Report required by this
permit,

C. FORMAT
All data and reports shall be submitted in writing, and In electronic format and medium compatible with the
format and medium then utilized by the District.


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4. PERMITTED ANNUAL AVERAGE QUANTITY
Unless stated otherwise, compliance with all annual average quantities specified in this permit shall be
calculated based upon a running 12-month average (expressed in gpd or MGD).

5. WITHDRAWAL LIMITATIONS

A. INDIVIDUAL WITHDRAWAL POINT LIMITATIONS
The Permittee shall comply with the annual average and peak monthly quantities assigned to each
withdrawal In the Production Withdrawal Table(Table 2).

8. CHANGES TO INDIVIDUAL WITHDRAWAL POINT LIMITATIONS
During the term of this permit, the Permittee may submit, for approval by the Regulation Department
Director, a written request to change the quantities authorized for each withdrawal within a particular
facility. Such request shall include a demonstration that the change in quantity (1) is within the total
pumpage limitation for the facility as a whole, and (2) does not result in additional types or increased
magnitude of impacts over those predicted at the time of permit Issuance.

6. WATER SUPPLY PLANNING
By July 1, 1998 the Permittee shall prepare and submit to the District

A. A Phase I water facilities plan which, upon construction, shall provide no less than 38 MGD annual average
quantity of new water supply capacity by December 31,2002.

B. A Phase t1 water facilities plan which, upon construction, shall provide no less than an additional 47 MGD
annual average quantity of new water supply capacity by December 31, 2007, for a total of 85 MGD.

C. At a minimum, these Plans shall identity the following:

1) Proposed sources of water
2) Estimated quantity of water to be produced from each proposed source
3) When the proposed sources shall be In operation
4) Estimated cost of constructing the water supply facilities associated with each proposed source
5) The expected funding sources
6) Allocation of water to Central System pumpage reduction

D. The Permittee shall keep the District advised of the Permittee's planning and progress toward completion
of the Phase I and Phase II Plans. By April 1, 1998, the Authority shall meet with the Regulation
Department Director, and other District staff members, at a place designated by the Regulation Department
Director, to discuss the detail of the Permittee's July 1, 1998 Phase I and Phase II Plans submittals, at
which time the Permittee shall provide the Regulation Department Director with a current draft of the
submittals. The Permittee shall furnish the Regulation Department Director with an original and 11 copies
of the Phase I and Phase II Plans, in final form, as soon as they are available.

E. By December 31, 1998, the Authority shall have filed all permit applications for new water supply sources
identified in the Phase I and Phase II plans which require Water Use Permits from the District. Within 60
days of issuance of all necessary permits and approvals by all appropriate governmental authorities, the
District shall advise the Authority in writing of the precise amount of funds that will be made available for
the projects.

F. The Permittee shall keep the Regulation Department Director informed of the progress of implementation
of any and all projects for development of new water supply sources, and shall furnish the Regulation
Department Director such information as is necessary and appropriate toward this end. In addition, the

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Permittee shall provide such additional information, and take such other steps to keep the Regulation
Department Director informed of progress, as may be required by the terms of the District's written
commitment for funding.

7. REDUCTION OF ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
The Permittee shall investigate the following measures for reduction of adverse environmental impacts caused
by water withdrawal, and shall implement where feasible:

A. ADDITIONAL SUPPLY AND IMPACT REDUCTION MEASURES
1) Interconnecting with existing and new water supply sources
2) Installing supply wells along existing and new water pipelines
3) Establishing uniform water pressure and quality standards for interconnected systems
4) Developing surface water sources
5) Developing desalination capacity
6) Developing aquifer storage and recovery systems
7) Rehydrating stressed lakes and wetlands Including use of stormwater and reclaimed water
8) Deepening well casings
9) Maximizing reuse of reclaimed water (e.g., expansion of the reuse connections, permanent reduction
in connection fees, metering, conservation-oriented rate structures)
10) Elimination of unnecessary surface water drainage features

B. CONSERVATION MEASURES
1) Implementing the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 1994
2) Toilet rebate/replacement
3) Fixture retrofit
4) Clothes washer rebate/replacement
5) Dishwasher rebatelreplacement
6) Irrigation and landscape evaluation
7) Irrigation/landscape rebate
8) Cisterns/rain water harvesting rebate
9) Industrial/commercialinstitutional audits and repair
10) Xeriscape landscape principles
11) Educational
12) Water-conserving rate structures
13) Multi-family residential metering

The measures identified in subparagraphs A and B above are not intended to be exclusive, and the Permittee
shall consider and evaluate all feasible options for reducing environmental impacts by reducing withdrawals
from this facility.

By July 1, 1998, the Permittee shall submitto the District a Report which shall detail the Permittee's evaluation
of the above-listed measures, the Permittee's findings and conclusions, and the Permittee's schedule for
implementing such measures, If the Permittee intends not to implement any one or more of such measures,
the Report shall include an explanation of the rationale for such intention.

8. ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION
A. By July 1,1999, the Permittee shall propose for approval a plan for mitigating the adverse environmental
impacts, including means and methods consistent with the mitigation provisions of the Environmental
Management Plan (EMP) and a time table for implementation. The Permittee shall immediately proceed
to Implement the mitigation plan upon its approval by the Regulation Department Director.

B. Impacts to surface waters and wetlands shall be avoided or minimized, when practicable, through
reduction of ground water withdrawals or through operational means (such as well rotation) prior to
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C. Environmental augmentation for maintenance of lakes, streams and wetlands may be proposed by the
Permittee as a means of mitigation, and it may be required by the District to mitigate the impacts of
withdrawals. All environmental augmentation under this permit must be approved by the Regulation
Department Director. Proposals for environmental augmentation, including previously augmented sites,
must identify and address the following information: the site proposed to be augmented and its current
condition, the need for augmentation, the source of the augmentation water, the estimated quantity
required, the proposed augmentation levels and fluctuation schedule that will emulate similar natural
systems, a plan for monitoring water levels and quality, the need for and justification of augmentation to
Include an analysis of alternative means of mitigation, assessment of secondary and cumulative adverse
effects which would result from the proposed augmentation a nuisance plant maintenance plan, and a
plan for monitoring of biota. The total combined withdrawals under this permit include the total amount
withdrawn from the authorized wells for both public supply and environmental augmentation.

D. A summary of augmentation efforts for all augmented sites associated with the wellfield's impacts shall be
submitted with the Annual Report. Information shall include a description of current and projected
augmentation, augmentation quantties, where the water was used, why it was needed, the length of its
use, nuisance plant maintenance activities, and the length of anticipated augmentation.

E. Offsite mitigation in the same drainage basin (as delineated in Ch. 40D-4. FA.C.) shall be considered
if adverse impacts are offset and the applicant demonstrates that

1) On-site mitigation opportunities are not expected to have comparable long-term viability due to such
factors as unsuitable hydrologic conditions or ecologically incompatible existing adjacent land uses
or future land uses identified In a local comprehensive plan adopted according to Chapter 163, F.S.:
or
2) Off-site mitigation would provide greater improvement in ecological value than on-site mitigation.

F. The District may require revisions to the mitigation aspects of the EMP as necessary to ensure the
protection of the water resources and to ensure coordination with environmental mitigation required by
Special Conditions applicable to particular facilities within the Public Water Supply System. The Permittee
may also propose revisions to mitigation aspects of the EMP. The revisions shall be effective upon
approval by the Regulation Department Director. The revised EMP shall be submitted to the District within
60 days of the approval, and Implementation of the mitigation elements of the revised EMP shall
commence immediately or at such later times as may be approved by the District.

G. Nothing contained in this permit is intended, nor shall the same be construed, to release the Permittee, in
whole or in part, from responsibility for mitigating all past, present and future adverse environmental
impacts resulting from ground or surface water withdrawals at the facilities which comprise the Public
Water Supply System.

H. The Permittee shall manage surface waters at Morris Bridge Wellfield to mitigate adverse environmental
impacts from ground water withdrawal. A plan detailing the proposed operation of surface water control
structures on the South Loop Road to achieve such mitigation shall be submitted to the Regulation
Department Director by July 1, 1998. Implementation of the plan shall be contingent upon:
1. Demonstration that adverse environmental impacts caused by structure operation shall be prevented,
and
2. Approval of the plan by the Regulation Department Director.

9. MONITORING OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

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1) The Permittee shall revise the monitoring components of the EMP prepared by the West Coast
Regional Water Supply Authority, attached as Exhibit "B." The Permittee shall meet with District staff
within 30 days of permit issuance to discuss necessary revisions, and shall submit proposed revisions
to the District for review and approval within 90 days of permit issuance. The revisions shall include
without limitation the following items:

a. Inclusion of all water supply facilities encompassed within this permit and affected areas outside
the boundaries of the facilities.
b. Identification of monitoring stations to provide accurate and comprehensive representations of
wetlands and surface waters which are not adversely impacted by permitted withdrawals (control
stations, reference sites, and regional control stations) as well as wetlands and surface waters
which are adversely impacted by permitted withdrawals.
c. Inclusion of monitoring sites identified in Exhibit "C."
d. Collection of water level data at all sites the 1st and 3rd week of each month.
e. Measurement of subsurface water levels, by use of a plezometer nested with the staff gauge,
when no standing water Is present at the staff gauge.
f. Establishment of a National Geodetic Vertical Datum ("NGVD") elevation at each monitoring
station so that all measured water levels can be referenced to NGVD in future monitoring reports.
g. A scientific methodology for assessing adverse environmental impacts based upon the
Performance Standards for wetlands, lakes and streams set forth in Section 4.2 of the Basis of
Review for Water Use Permitting.

The Permittee shall continue with all ongoing monitoring activities until such time as the revised EMP
has been approved by the District.

2) Adverse environmental impacts to lakes, wetlands and streams shall be determined and quantified
by application of the revised EMP and any subsequent District approved revisions thereto. The
foregoing notwithstanding, upon the effective date of revisions to Chapter 40D-8 F.A.C., whether or
not sites specified in said rule are adversely impacted shall be determined by use of the criteria
adopted in Chapter 40D-8 F.A.C. Adverse environmental impacts to all monitoring sites shall be
identified in the Annual Report required by this permit.

3) The District may require revisions to the monitoring provisions of the EMP as necessary to ensure the
protection of the water resources and to ensure coordination with environmental monitoring required
by Special Conditions applicable to particular facilities within the Public Water Supply System. The
Permittee may also propose revisions to monitoring aspects of the EMP. The revisions shall be
effective upon approval by the Regulation Department Director. The revised EMP shall be submitted
to the District within 60 days of the approval, and implementation of the monitoring elements of the
revised EMP shall commence immediately or at such later time as may be approved by the District.

4) By July 1, 1999, the Permittee shall report on the implementation of and findings under the EMP. This
report shall include a detailed, comprehensive analysis of all monitoring data which has been
accumulated to date, including a quantification assessment pursuant to Section IIB of the EMP.

B. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
The Permittee shall conduct aerial photographic reconnaissance of all water supply facilities encompassed
within this permit, all environmental monitoring station locations, and surrounding areas as approved by
the Regulation Department Director. The reconnaissance areas must be submitted in writing within 60 days
of permit issuance for approval by the Regulation Department Director. The approved photographic
reconnaissance shall occur on a semi-annual basis (April-May and October-November). Photography
shall be color infrared at 1"=2000'L scale with 60% forward overlap and 30% side overlap and flown in a
north-south flight path whenever possible. Original or first generation positive transparencies of the flight

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photography and an analysis of the flights photography shall be included in the Annual Report submitted
to the Regulation Department Director by July I of each year. This analysis shall Include but not be limited
to interpretation of both short term and period of record changes concerning land use, hydrology, and
vegetation within the aerial reconnaissance areas and probable causation factors. Any changes to
photographic monitoring or applied use of these photographs may be modified by the Regulation
Department Director as necessary to ensure the protection of water resources.

C. SINKHOLE AND LAND-SUBSIDENCE MONITORING
The Permittee shall monitor, Investigate, and catalogue the development of sinkholes and incidences of
land subsidence on and around Public Water Supply System property. Such activities shall be included
in the Annual Report required by this permit

10. CONSERVATION CONDITIONS

A. PER CAPITAL USE
For the period through December 31, 2007, the Permittees shall maintain a per capital water rate equal
to or less than 130 gpd. No later than January 1,2008, the Permittees shall maintain a per capital water
rate equal to or less than 110 gpd.

By April of each year for the preceding period of October 1 through September 30, the Permittees shall
submit a report detailing, for each demand planning area or Member Government:

1) The population served;
2) Significant deducted uses, the associated quantity, and conservation measures applied to these uses;
3) Total withdrawals:
4) Treatment losses;
5) Environmental mitigation quantities;
6) Sources and quantities of Incoming and outgoing transfers of water and wholesale purchases and
sales of water, with quantities determined at the supplier's departure point; and
7) Documentation of reuse and desalination credits, if taken.

For purposes of compliance with per capital requirements, the Permittees may calculate and report an
adjusted (compliance) per capital use rate that reflects adjustments for significant users, treatment losses,
environmental mitigation, and incentives for reuse and the use of desalination sources.

If for some reason the Member Governments do not achieve the specified per capital rate, thePermittees
shall document why the rate and requirements were not achievable, measures taken to meet the rate, and
provide a plan to bring the permit into compliance. This report is subject to District approval. If the report
is disapproved, the Permittees are in violation of the Water Use Permit

Should these requirements not be achieved, the District will evaluate information submitted by the
Pemittees to determine whether the lack of achievement is justifiable and a variance is warranted. The
Permittees may justify lack of achievement by documenting unusual water needs, such as larger-than-
average lot sizes with greater water Irrigation needs than normal-sized lots. However, even with such
documented justification, phased reductions in water use shall be required unless the District determines
that water usage was reasonable under the circumstances reported and that further reductions are not
feasible-, in which event, on a case-by-case basis, individual water conservation requirements may be
developed for each management period. Per capital rate requirements may be adjusted upward or
downward through rulemaking.

8. WATER CONSERVING RATE STRUCTURE


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The Permittees shall ensure that all Member Governments maintain a water-conservation oriented rate
structure.

C. WATER AUDIT PROGRAM
On an ongoing basis, the Permittees shall conduct water audits of the Authority's and the Member
Government's water distribution systems. By July 1, 1998, the Permittees shall provide, for approval by
the Regulation Department Director, a plan to incrementally perform water audits so that the entire system
is audited within 10 years, or less, from permit issuance. A water audit may include the following activities:
detection of unauthorized uses and authorized unmetered uses, correction of under-registration of meters,
determination of fire flow use, and leak detection/repair. Water audits which identify a greater than 10
percent unaccounted-for water shall include a schedule for remedial action, and shall be followed by
implementation of appropriate remedial actions. Documentation of the results of the ongoing audit shall
be submitted as an element of the Annual Report required by this permit.

D. RESIDENTIAL WATER USE REPORT
By April 1 of each year, the Permittees shall submit a residential water use report for the preceding period
of October 1 through September 30, detailing the number of connections and total water use for

1) Residential customers for each of the following categories:
a. single family dwelling units served;
b. multi-family dwelling units served and the number of equivalent residential units represented; and
c. mobile homes served.
(Where separate indoor and outdoor meters exist, residential water use quantities shall include both
the indoor and outdoor water uses associated with the dwelling units, including irrigation water.)
2) Commercial customers
3) Industrial customers
4) Public/Institutional customers
5) Wholesale customers, including the name and quantity sold to each individual customer
6) Other customers

E. RECLAIMED WATER USE REPORT
By April 1 of each year for the preceding period of October 1 through September 30, the Permittees shall
submit a report including:
1) The quantity of total reclaimed water provided by the Member Governments for reuse on both a total
annual average daily and monthly basis;
2) For all individual customer reuse connections with line sizes of 4-inches or greater, a listing of:
a) account name and address;
b) location of connections) by latitude longitude;
c) line size;
d) meter (yes or no): and
e) metered quantities, if metered.
3) The annual average daily quantities, monthly quantities, locations, and methods of disposal for effluent
that is not reused.
4) A map or plan depicting the area of reuse service including any areas projected to be added within the
next year, if possible.

11. WATER QUANTITY AND QUALITYMONITORING CONDITIONS

A. FLOW METERING


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The Permittee shall maintain and operate non-resettable totalizing 1ow meterss, or other flow
measuring devicess, as approved by the Regulation Department Director, at the withdrawal points
identified in Table 2 attached hereto, and at all points at which water is discharged for environmental
augmentation, as well as at any additional withdrawal points which may be hereafter approved by the
Regulation Department Director. Such devices) shall have and maintain at all times an accuracy
within 5 percent of the actual flow as installed. Total withdrawal and meter readings from each
metered withdrawal point shall be recorded on a monthly basis and reported to the Permits Data
Section (using District forms) on or before the 15th day of the following month. In addition, total
withdrawal from each facility and daily withdrawal quantities from each withdrawal point shall be
recorded on a daily basis and made available to the District upon request.

For all facilities except Cosme-Odessa Wellfield, the sum of the individual well meters shall be used
as the primary data source for determining total wellfield pumpage. For Cosme-Odessa Welfiield, the
master meter shall be used as the primary data source for determining wellfield pumpage. For
facilities that have master meters, the Permittee shall cross-check daily and monthly pumpage by
comparing master meter quantities with the sum of the individual withdrawal points. If at any time the
difference between the total monthly pumpage value derived from the master meters) versus that
derived from individual withdrawal meters is not within 5 percent, the Permittee shall utilize the
procedure identified under the METER CALIBRATION, TESTING AND PREVENTIVECORRECTIVE
MAINTENANCE PROGRAM and the NOTIFICATION AND CORRECTION OF METERING
DISCREPANCIES conditions of this permit to correct the discrepancy.

2) METER CAUBRATION. TESTING AND PREVENTIIVEICORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
The Permittee shall undertake regular and routine testing, calibration and preventivelcorrective
maintenance for all flow meters to ensure that they have and maintain at all times an accuracy within
5 percent of actual flow as installed.

3) NOTIFICATION AND CORRECTION OF METERING DISCREPANCIES
Within 3 working days of Identification of a meter that is not providing an accuracy within 5 percent of
actual flow as installed, the Permittee shall inform the Regulation Department Director in writing of the
facts regarding the problem. Until the problem is corrected, production from such metered withdrawals
shall be discontinued, except for the purposes of meter testing, unless the Regulation Department
Director determines that the circumstances presented warrant continued use during this time period
(e.g. public health, safety, and welfare considerations). The Permittee shall correct the problem within
15 days following identification of the problem. Within 30 days of Identification of the problem, a written
follow-up report which summarizes the appropriate actions which were taken to resolve the problems
shall be provided to the Regulation Department Director. This report shall include all corrected data,
and be signed and sealed by a Professional Engineer licensed by the State of Florida.

4) ANNUAL REPORT REGARDING FLOW METERS
By July 1 of each year, the Permittee shall provide a report which certifies the time periods over the
previous calendar year for which each flow meter had and maintained an accuracy within 5 percent
of actual flow as installed. The report shall also provide a summary of all regular and routine testing,
calibration and preventiveicorrective maintenance which was undertaken for each flow meter at the
facility during the previous calendar year. This report may be provided as part of the required Annual
Report.

If, at any time during the previous calendar year, any flow meter had or maintained an accuracy that
was not within 5 percent of actual flow as installed, the facts regarding this occurrence and all
corrective action shall be summarized in the report. The report shall also document that the problem
was corrected to comply with the required accuracy. This report shall be signed and sealed by a
Professional Engineer licensed by the State of Florida.

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5) DESTINATION OF WATER
The Permittee shall provide a monthly report of the total quantity and destinations of water pumped
from each facility as well as all facilities combined.

B. ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING
1) RAINFALL
The Permittee shall maintain a rain gauge at each station indicated in Table 3. Total daily rainfall shall
be recorded at each station and submitted to the Permits Data Section (using District forms) on or
before the 15th day of the following month. The reporting period for these data shall begin on the 1st
day of each month and end on the last day of each month.

2) EVAPORATION
The Permrttee shall maintain continuous recording evaporation pans at each station identified in Table
3. Total daily evaporation shall be recorded at this station and submitted to the District, in a form
acceptable to the District by the 15th day of the following month. The period of record for these data
shall begin and end on the last day of each month.

C. WATER QUAUTY
1) WATER QUALITY SAMPLING
Water quality samples shall be collected at the sites for the parameters, and at the frequencies listed
in Table 4 attached hereto. Water quality samples from production wells shall be collected whether
or not the well is being used. If sampling is not feasible, the Permittee shall indicate the reason why
on the water quality data form. Water quality samples shall be analyzed by a Department of Health
certified laboratory under Environmental Laboratory Certfication General Category "1". At a minimum,
water quality samples shall be collected after pumping the wel so that a constant temperature, pH, and
conductivity are maintained. In addition, the Permittee's sampling procedure shall follow the handing
and chain of custody procedures designated by the certified laboratory which will undertake the
analysis. Any variance in sampling and/or analytical methods shall have prior approval of the
Regulation Department Director. Reports of the analyses shall be submitted to the Permits Data
Section (using District forms) on or before the 15th day of the following month, and shall Include the
signature of an authorized representative and certification number of the certified laboratory which
undertook the analysis. The parameters and frequency of sampling and analysis may be modified by
the Regulation Department Director, as necessary to ensure the protection of the resource.

Analyses shall be performed according to procedures outlined in the current edition of Standard
Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater by the American Public Health Association-
American Water Works Association-Water Pollution Control Federation (APHA-AWWA-WPCF) or
Methods for Chemical Analyses of Water and Wastes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA).

2) WATER QUALITY CONCENTRATION LIMITS
The District reserves the rightto set chloride, sulfate and TDS concentration limits on any withdrawal
site in the future for saltwater intrusion control purposes, based on data collected and after a sufficient
data base has been established to determine limits. These limits shall be required after discussions
with the Permittee. At such time as the concentration in any water sample reaches or exceeds the
designated concentration limits, the Permittee shall take appropriate action to reduce concentrations
to below those set for the particular withdrawal site. If the District determines that long-term upward
trends or other significant water quality changes are occurring, the District may reconsider and adjust
the quantities permitted.

3) SALT WATER INTRUSION EVALUATION


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Within 90 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall submit for approval by the Regulation
Department Director a comprehensive Salt Water Intrusion Evaluation Plan for annual analysis of
water quality data to determine the extent and potential for salt water intrusion associated with ground
water withdrawals at the following wellfields:

a) Northwest Hilsborough Regional Welllield;
b) Cosme-Odessa Welfield;
c) Eldridge Wilde Wellfield;
d) Starkey Wollfield;
e) North Pasco Wellfield.

Evaluation of water quality data shall Include qualitative, quantitative, and appropriate statistical
analyses (such as double-mass curve, mutllple near regression, time-seris, and factor analysis) and
data interpretations to assess the characteristics, distribution and trends of chloride, total dissolved
solids and sulfate, which are indicative of salt water intrusion. Upon approval by the Regulation
Department Director, a Salt Water Intrusion Evaluation report shall be prepared annually and
submitted to the District with the Annual Report required by this permit.

D. SURFACE WATER AND WETLAND LEVELS

1) Existing Sites
The Permittee shall maintain District-approved staff gauges and piezometers as specified in Table
5.a.

2) Additional Sites
Within 30 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall have installed a District-approved staff
gauge and shall report measurements of lake water levels at the locations specified in Table 5.b.
The staff gauges shall be surveyed and referenced to the NGVD, and a copy of the survey
including location and latitude and longitude shal be submitted with the 1st water level data report.
The staffgauge(s) shall be scaled in one-tenth foot increments and shall be sized and placed so
as to be clearly visible from an easily accessible point of land. Should water levels recede so as
notto allow the gauge to be read, the Pemitte shall properly install and survey an additional staff
gauge within 15 days of such an occurrence. If other lakes or water bodies are added to the
monitoring network, the Permittee shall notify the Regulation Department Director whereupon this
special condition may be modified.

3) Monitoring and Renortina
Water level measurements shall take place in the first and third week of each month. Where
feasible, water levels shall be recorded on the same day of each month. The staff gauges shall
be scaled in one-tenth foot Increments and shall be sized and placed so as to be clearly visible
from an easily accessible point of land. Water levels shall be reported to the Permits Data
Section (using District forms) on or before the 15th day of the following month. The frequency of
recording may be modified by the Regulation Department Director as necessary to ensure the
protection of the resource. Should water levels recede so as not to allow the gauge to be read,
the Permittee shall properly install and survey an additional staff gauge within 15 days of such an
occurrence.

E. AQUIFER LEVELS
The Permittee shall monitor water levels In the surficial, intermediate, and Floridan aquifers as specified
in Table 6. Water levels shall be recorded in the wells as indicated below. Reports of the data shall be
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month. All data shall be referenced to NGVD. The frequency of water level reporting may be modified by
the Regulation Department Director to ensure the protection of the resource.

Reports of the water level data for all wellfields listed in parts "a" and" b" above shall be submitted to the
District, in a form acceptable to the District, by the fifteenth (15th) day of the following month with the
exception of the Northwest Hillsborough Regional Wellfield which will be submitted on or before the
ffteenth (15th) day of February, April. June, August, October, and December of each year. All data shall
be referenced to NGVD. The frequency of water level reporting may be modified by the Regulation
Department Director to ensure the protection of the resource. Water levels shall be recorded based on the
following timetable of recording frequency:

Recording Freauencv Recording Time
Continuous Recording Continuous hourly basis
Daily Same time of each day
Weekly Same day of each week
Monthly Same week of each month
Quarterly Same week of February, May, August, and November.

The maximum of the 24 hourly values (continuous recording) for each day shall be determined and
only the maximum value for each day shall be reported to the District. The time and date that the water
level is measured shall be reported with all water level data.

F. REGIONAL HYDROLQOIC MONITORING PLAN
Within 120 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall submit for the approval of the Regulation
Department Director, a plan to update the hydrologic monitoring network currently utilized in the West
Coast Regional Water Supply Authority's Northwest Hillsborough Regional Monitoring Plan (NWHRMP).
The plan shall utilize existing data collection sites to the maximum extent possible, and shall provide any
supplementary sites necessary to fill any data gaps within the vicinity of the Central System facilities. The
plan is intended to establish a comprehensive network of surficial aquifer monitor wells, Floridan aquifer
monitor wells, lake staff gauges, stream gauges, and rain gauges to create monitoring nests for regular
data collection and analyses. Sites shall be located within the area of withdrawal influence. The data
collection sites within each monitoring nest shall be in reasonably close proximity to each other. The
construction details of such monitor wells must be adequately documented (i.e. confirmed casing and total
depths, as well as screened intervals) to substantiate data reliability. Where possible, existing monitor
wells, staff and rain gauges may be utilized, and the hydrologic monitoring sites should be located in the
vicinity of ecological monitoring sites. The hydrologic monitoring network shall be reasonably disseminated
through the NWHRMP area, and shall include no less than 10 nested sites.

The plan shall include a location map and tabulation of all existing and proposed surficlal and Floridan
aquifer monitoring wells (and their construction details), lake staff gauges and rain gauges (e.g. Authority
and its member govemmentdata sites, District sites, USGS sites, etc.). Latitude/longitude locations shall
be provided for each monitoring site. The frequency of data collection for each monitoring site shall be
monthly. Where feasible, data collected from each monitoring nest shall be collected on the same day of
the month, and data collection from the entire monitoring network shall be completed in a period not to
exceed one week. Once the plan is approved, data collected from each site shall be submitted to the
Districts Permits Data Section by the 15th day of the month following data collection.

12. REGULATORY LEVELS
The Permittee shall manage the pumping from wellfields of the Central System so as not to cause the
cumulative weekly average elevations of the potentiometric surface of the Floridan aquifer to be lower than the
regulatory levels for each of the wells listed in Table 7. In the event of an inconsistency between the


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Regulatory Levels established within this permit and minimum flows and levels established under Ch. 40D-8,
FA.C., the minimum flows and levels shall control.

The District will continue to collectthe water level recorder hydrographs from each regulatory well on a regular
basis, and verify weekly average elevations calculated from each well. The weekly average elevations shall
be calculated by averaging the hourly readings for the week. Each weekly period shall commence at 12:01
A.M. on Saturday of each week.

The cumulative weekly average elevations shall be calculated by adding each weekly average elevation to the
preceding weekly average elevations and dividing by the total number of weeks. The cumulative weekly
average elevations shall commence on October 1 each year, the beginning of the October 1 through
September 30 Water Year. Cumulative weekly average elevations shall not carry over from one Water Year
to another.

Production causing cumulative weekly average elevations in the regulatory wells to drop below the regulatory
levels shall only be permitted during the first 8 weeks of each Water Year. The weekly average elevations
(non-cumulative) of the potentiometric surface of the Floridan aquifer shall not be allowed to drop more than
3 feet below the regulatory levels for more than a total of 8 weeks during a Water Year, and shall not be
allowed to drop more than 5 feet below the regulatory levels during any week.

13. INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS

A. CENTRAL SYSTEM FACILITIES
The Permittee shall expeditiously investigate complaints concerning adverse impacts and shall mitigate
such adverse impacts in accordance with the following procedures:

1) IMPACTS TO WATER WITHDRAWALS
With respect to complaints involving a reduction in water levels which impairs the ability of a well to
produce water, significant reduction in levels or flows in water bodies such as lakes, impoundments,
wetlands, springs, streams or other watercourses, or significant inducement of natural or manmade
contaminants into a water supply or into a usable portion of any aquifer or water body, the Permittee
shall proceed as follows:

a) Within 24 hours of complaint receipt by the Permittee, the Permittee shall perform a preliminary
investigation and determine whether the Permittee's withdrawals may have caused the problem.

b) If this preliminary assessment indicates thatthe Permittee may be responsible, the Permittee shall,
within 96 hours of complaint receipt, supply the complainant with any water necessary forhealth
and safety purposes, such as drinking water.

c) If the detailed investigation confirms that the complainants problem was caused by the Permittee's
withdrawals, the complainant's problem shall be fully corrected within 15 days of complaint receipt
Full correction shall be restoration of the complainants water supply to pre- impact condition or
better, including the aspects of pressure levels, discharge quantity, and water quality. This
detailed investigation shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of water levels and pumpage
impacts at the time of the complainant's problem, withdrawal and pump characteristics including
depths, capacity, pump curves, and irrigation system requirements.

d) If the resulting investigation determines that the Permittee was not responsible for the
complainant's problem, the Permittee shall document the reasons for this determination.


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e) The Permittee shall tile a report of the complaint, the findings of facts, appropriate technical data,
and any mitigating action taken or to be taken by the Permittee, to the Regulation Department
Director, for review and approval within 20 days of the receipt of any complaint The report shall
include;

(1) The name and address of each complainant:
(2) The date and nature of the complaint:
(3) A summary of the Permittee's investigation:
(4) A summary of the Permittee's determination, including details of any mitigation activities;
(5) Such additional information as necessary to assess the impact and any necessary mitigation.

A copy of the report shall also be sent to the complainant within 20 days of complaint receipt.
Should the District decide that water quality data should be collected for well complaints, or that
well water quality complaints should be mitigated under the requirements of this permit, the District
shall notify the Permittee of these requirements.

Mitigation Areas, within which mitigation is required for certain facilities, are delineated in EXHIBIT D
of this Permit. For facilities without a delineated Mitigation Area, the Permittee shall investigate all
complaints relieved, and shall consultwith the District immediately if a complaint is believed not to be
within an area reasonably related to the impacts caused by the facility. Upon such consultation, the
District's decision regarding further Investigation shall be final.

2) OTHER IMPACTS
With respect to complaints involving significant reduction in water levels or flows, sinkholes or
subsidence caused by reduction In water levels, damage to crops and other vegetation causing
financial harm to the owner, or damage to the habitat of endangered or threatened species, the
Permittee shall commence an Investigation within 24 hours of receipt of the complaint by the Permittee,
and, within 15 days thereafter, shall submit to the Regulation Department Director for approval a report
including:

a) The name and address of each complainant;
b) The date and nature of the complaint;
c) A summary of the Permittee's investigation to date, and, if the investigation is ongoing, an estimate
of the time necessary to complete the Investigation;
d) A summary of the Permittee's determinations, including whether the Permittee's withdrawals are
a causal factor;
e) Details of any mitigation or proposed mitigation activities and an estimate of the time necessary
to complete mitigation, If incomplete: and
f) Such additional information as is necessary to assess the impact and any necessary mitigation.

3) DISTRICT DECISION ON NEED FOR MITIGATION
In instances where the District and the Permittee differ on the need for mitigation, the Permittee shall
abide by the District's determination. Such determinations by the District shall be made only after
consultation and discussion with the Permittee.

B. SOUTH-CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH WELLFIELD
The Permittee shall investigate all complaints related to withdrawal at the South Central Hillsborough
Regional Wellfield (SCHRWF). This shall be an ongoing effort for the term of this permit In addition to
water user complaints (e.g. well and surface water withdrawal-related complaints, etc.), the Permittee shall
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1) SCHRWF COMPLAINT MMTGATIO3
The Permittee shall mitigate to the satisfaction of the District, any SCHRWF-related impact to water
users which would interfere with such users in a manner which would adversely impair the withdrawal
capability of the user's withdrawal to a degree that said user's withdrawal and/or its associated
equipment would require modification or replacement (as determined through the requirements of this
permit). Water resource-related complaints (e.g. lakes, ponds, wetlands, etc.) shall be mitigated to
the satisfaction ofthe District, ifwellfield withdrawals are determined to be the cause of adverse water
resource-related impacts.

2) SCHRWF LOCATIONISTATUS OF COMPLAINTS REQUIRING MITIGATION
The Permittee shall be responsible for mitigation of SCHRWF withdrawal-related complaints which are
located within the Mitigation Area designated below, and for water user complaints, the water use
dates designated below.

a) LOCATION
Complaints required to be mitigated are located within the mitigation area identified in EXHIBIT D
(Mitigation Area) of this facility. Mitigation of wells located within this Mitigation Area shall be
undertaken regardless of the aquifer the well withdraws from, and regardless of whether the
wellfield was producing at the Peak Monthly quantity at the time of the complaint. The
Mitigation Area is based upon the March 31, 1994 predicted 33 MGD (Peak Monthly Quantity)
5-foot Floridan aquifer drawdown contour submitted by the Authority in support of this permit
application.

The Mitigation Area and its associated mitigation requirements may be modified in writing by the
Regulation Department Director if it is found to be inadequate in protecting existing legal users or
otherwater resources (e.g. lake, pond, and wetland complaints, etc.). Such determinations by the
District shall be made only after consultation and discussion with the Permittee. The Mitigation
Area and its associated mitigation requirements may also be modilfed in writing by the Regulation
Department Director if the Permittee provides written definitive evidence which demonstrates to
the District that a modified mitigation area is justified. Such justification shall require
demonstration that the proposed modifications shall be sufficient to protect existing legal users
and other water resources.

The Mitigation Area is based upon an even distribution of pumpage (among all 17 wells) at Peak
Monthly quantities. Should the Permittee actually undertake high production and/or alternative
production distribution scenarios, the Perrittee shall evaluate whether such production scenarios
would result in expansion of the 5-foot Floridan aquifer drawdown contour beyond the Mitigation
Area. Should analyses indicate that such an expansion of the 5-foot Floridan aquifer drawdown
contour is predicted to occur, the Mitigation Area shall be revised to include this additional area
for complaints received during the time period that such alternative production occurred.

b) STATUS OF WATER USE
Permitted or exempt water uses which existed before September 3,1986 are eligible for mitigation
pursuant to the requirements of this permit

3) SCHRWF COMPLAINT TYPEs

a) COMPLAINT TYPES REQUIRING MITIGATION
The following types of reported complaints are potentially related to wellfield withdrawals or
mitigation activities and shall be mitigated if the problem is found to be related to production from
the SCHRWF (as determined through the requirements of this permit). The following list Is not
represented as completely inclusive:

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(1) Quantity or flow-related complaints;
(2) Pressure-related complaints;
(3) Lost prime or suction-related complaints:
(4) Dry well complaints;
(5) Collapsed well complaints; and
(6) Water resource-related complaints (e.g. lakes, ponds, wetlands, etc.) which are determined
to be due to wellfield withdrawals.

b) COMPLAINT TYPES NOT REQUIRING MITIGATION
The following types of complaints will not require mitigation:

(1) Electrical complaints;
(2) Mechanical complaints unrelated to welifield withdrawals; and
(3) Water resource-related complaints (e.g. lakes, ponds, wetlands, etc.) which are determined
not to be due to wellfield withdrawals.

c) WATER QUALITY COMPLAINTS

(1) PREVIOUSLY UNMITIGATED WELLS
Complaints for wells which have not been previously mitigated by the Permittee, and which
solely regard water quality (e.g. odor, hydrogen sulfide, iron bacteria, etc.), will not be required
to be mitigated, unless such mitigation is deemed appropriate by the District as stated below.

Should the District determine that wellfield withdrawals are causing or contributing to water
quality changes in the area, the District may require water quality complaints (regarding
previously unmitigated wells) to be mitigated under the requirements of this permit. Such
determinations by the District shall be made only after consultation and discussion with the
Permittee. The District reserves the right to require water quality data to be collected for water
quality well complaints.

(2) POST-MITIGATION WATER QUALITY COMPLAINTS
The Permittee shall mitigate water quality complaints regarding wells which have been
previously mitigated by the Authority (e.g. new wells, modified wells). Mitigation shall Include
installation of an appropriate water treatment system which results in water quality acceptable
to the complainant Should water quality continue to be unacceptable to the complainant after
installation of the treatment system, the Permittee shall undertake reasonable efforts to
address the continued complaints. Such efforts shall include installation of a modified or
alternative treatment system, unless an alternative methodology is approved in writing by the
Regulation Department Director.

(a) POST-TREATMENT SYSTEM WATER QUALITY ANALYSIS
If the aforementioned efforts do not resolve the complaint, the Permittee shall sample and
analyze water from the well for the parameters identified below. If the well water quality
is found to exceed the standards referenced below, the Permittee shall propose
alternative mitigation to finally resolve the complaint. If the well water quality is found not
to exceed the standards referenced below, mitigation shall be deemed complete. Should
the nature of a specific complaint indicate that analysis of additional parameters is
warranted, such additional analyses shall be undertaken and the results reported to the
District for use in determination of whether mitigation will be required.


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(b) PARAMETERS AND CONCENTRATION LIMITS:
Odor', Total Sulfides, Color, Coliform Bacteria, Iron, Turbidity, Nitrate, Chloride, Sulfate,
Total Dissolved Solids

'Odor is only required to be analyzed if the water quality analyses indicate that Total
Sulfides concentration is less than 0.20 milligrams/liter.

The maximum levels for these constituents in the well water sample shall not exceed any
of the levels established by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Secondary Drinking Water Standards [Ref. 62-550.320(1) F.A.C], or any modified version
thereof. Total Sulfides concentration must not exceed 0.20 milligrams/liter. This Total
Sulfides concentration limit may be modified if necessary to protect legal existing water
users. Such modifications shall be made only after consultation and discussion with the
Permittee.

(c) MAINTENANCEIRESPONSIBIUTY FOR TREATMENT SYSTEMS
The Permittee shall remain responsible for maintenance of installed water quality
treatment systems for a period of 5 years. This period shall commence after mitigation
has been deemed complete as defined by the procedures outlined above.

4) ACCEPTABLE INVESTIGATION. MTIGATION. AND REPORTS
Acceptable investigation and mitigation is defined within the following parameters:

a) TIME TO COMPLETE INVESTIGATIONIMITIGATION FOR WATER USERS

(1) Within 24 hours of complaint receipt by the Permittee, the Permittee shall perform a
preliminary investigation and determine whether the Permittee's withdrawals may have
caused the reported problem.

If preliminary assessment indicates that the Permittee may be responsible (e.g. quantity or
flow complaint, pressure problem, lost prime, dry well, etc.), the Permittee shall determine the
availability of an interim water supply to the complainant for health and safety purposes, such
as drinking water and sanitary uses. This shall be done to establish the urgency of the
complaint. Such information shall be used by the Permittee to prioritize investigation and
mitigation of complaints where water is unavailable to the complainant for health and safety
purposes.

(2) If this preliminary assessment indicates that the Permittee may be responsible, the Permittee
shall, within 24 hours of complaint receipt, supply the complainant with potable water atthe
quantities necessary for health and safety purposes, such as drinking water and water for
sanitary purposes. Such water shall be provided until the complaint is fully corrected, or it is
determined that the Permittee is not responsible for mitigation. In lieu of the Permittee actually
supplying this water, the Permittee may choose to ascertain whether the complainant is
amenable to an offer by the Permittee to reimburse the complainant for costs incurred by the
complainant in obtaining such necessary water. However, should the complainant decline this
offer, the Permittee shall provide this water as stated above.

(3) If the detailed investigation confirms that the complainant's problem was caused by the
Permittee's withdrawals, the complainants problem shall be fully corrected. In cases of
complaints where water is unavailable to the complainant for health and safety purposes, the
complainant's problem shall be fully corrected as soon as possible, and within no more than
15 days of complaint receipt, with day one being the day following receipt of the complaint.

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In cases of complaints where water is available to the complainant for health and safety
purposes, the complainants problem shal be fully corrected as soon as possible, and within
no more than 30 days of complaint receipt, with day one being the day following receipt of the
complaint

(4) Additional time to complete mitigation of complaints (beyond the timeperiods stated above)
due to well owner-imposed time constraints, or other appropriate circumstances (as
determined by the District), shall require the approval of the Regulation Department Director.

b) SCHRWF TIME TO COMPLETE INVESTIGATIONIMmGATIN FOR WATER RESOURCES
Within 30 days of the water resource-related complaint (e.g. lakes, ponds, wetlands, etc.) receipt
by the Permittee, the Permittee shall perform an investigation and determine whether the
Permittee's withdrawals may have caused the problem. If this investigation confirms that the
complainants problem was caused by the Permittee's withdrawals, the Permittee shall propose,
by letter to the District, mitigative measures necessary to address the particular problem. Such
measures shall be proposed to be undertaken within a reasonable, specified time period. The
Regulation Department Director may require that this proposed time period be modified if the time
proposed is deemed unreasonable by the District.

c) SCHRWF OTHER INVESTIGATION REQUIREMENTS
Investigation shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of water levels and predicted
pumpage impacts, well and pump characteristics including depths, capacity, pump curves,
irrigation system requirements, and other relevant factors based upon the nature of the complaint

All withdrawal-related complaints received shall be field investigated, unless sufficient data has
been previously collected in the field at the complaint site to appropriately respond to the
complaint Field investigations for wells shall include physical inspection within the well itself if the
cause of the problem cannot be determined by outside inspection. Investigation shall also include
telephone conferences) with the complainant, review of ground water flow modeling results, area
hydrogeology, monitor well data, and well construction/permit information. The investigative items
identified in this condition shall be provided in the complaint report in order to provide information
sufficient to determine the need for mitigation and the acceptability of any mitigation action
undertaken.

d) SCHRWF ACCEPTABILITY OF MITIGATION
Withdrawal-related impacts to water users and water resources (e.g. lakes, ponds, wetlands) shall
be fully corrected, and shall account for anticipated future withdrawal-related impacts from the
wellfield.

Full correction of water user withdrawal complaints shall be considered to be restoration of the
water users withdrawal to pre-impact condition or better, including the aspects of pressure levels,
discharge quantity, and water quality, based on best available information.

Such mitigation shal be sufficient to mitigate for historic low water levels (which occurred prior to
September 3, 1986) and anticipated maximum day withdrawal related impacts from the SCHRWF
based on the latest District-accepted ground water flow model. Maximum daily quantity mitigation
shall be based upon, at a minimum, the results of a 30-day wellfield-maximum day withdrawal
quantity model.

Upon completion of the required mitigation activities, the Permittee shall confer with the
complainant to confirm whether the mitigation activities have been successful. If this discussion
indicates that the Permittee and the Complainant disagree as to the success of the mitigation

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activities undertaken, such disagreements shall be documented and fully detailed in the written
complaint report to the District.

e) SCHRWF COMPLAINT REPORTS

(1) SCHRWF PREUMINARY SUMMARY REPORTS
(a) Within 5 days of the receipt of any withdrawal-related complaint, the Permittee shall
submit a summary report to the Regulation Department Director. These reports shall
include:

i. The name, address, and telephone number of the complainant;
ii. The date and nature of the complaint;
ill. A summary of the Permittee's Investigation and findings of facts; and
iv. A summary of the Permittee's determination, including details of any mitigation
activities.

In the case of water resource-related complaints (e.g. lakes, ponds, wetlands, etc.), the
15-day report will serve to advise the District and complainant that the complaint has been
received and is in the process of being investigated, and that a Follow-Up Report shall
be submitted.

(b) COPIES OF INVESTIGATIONIMITIGATON-RELATED DOCUMENTATION
Copies of any and all correspondence In existence at the time the report is prepared,
which regard investigation and mitigation activities for the specific complaint shall be
provided to.the District and the complainant with the 15-day report.

(c) WELLS NOT PROPOSED TO BE MITIGATED
If atthe time of the 15-day report, the Investigation determines that the Permittee was not
responsible for the water user's withdrawal problem or water resource-related problem,
the Permittee shall document the reasons for this determination. Such documentation
shall provide the District with all relevant Information necessary to determine the validity
of the Permittee's determination that mitigation is not required.

(d) REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL TIME
Additional time to submit Preliminary Summary Reports due to well owner-imposed time
constraints, or other appropriate circumstances (as determined by the District), shall
require the approval of the Regulation Department Director.

(2) SCHRWF FOLLOW-UP REPORT FOR UNRESOLVED 15-DAY REPORT COMPLAINTS
Within 45 days of the receipt of any withdrawal-related complaint, which was not resolved with
the 15-day report, the Permittee shall submit a Follow-Up Report to the Regulation
Department Director.

(a) MITIGATED WELLS
In the Follow-Up Reports for cases of mitigated complaints, the Permittee shall provide
the District with all relevant Information necessary to determine the validity of the
Permittee's determination of the acceptableness of the mitigation activities undertaken.
In addition, the report shall identify the date mitigation was completed, and the total time
which expired between the date of the complaint and the completion of mitigation.


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(b) UNMITIGATED WELLS
For cases of unmitigated complaints, which were not resolved at the time of the 15-day
report, the Permittee shall document the reasons for the determination that the Permittee
was not responsible for the water user's withdrawal problem or water resource-related
problem. Such documentation shall provide the District with all relevant information
necessary to determine the validity of the Permittee's determination that mitigation is not
required.

(c) REQUESTS FOR REPORTS WITHIN LESS THAN 45 DAYS
Should circumstances warrant, at the Districts discretion, a Follow-Up Report regarding
a particular complaint may be requested by the District to be submitted within a period of
time less than 45 days.

(d) COPIES OF INVESTIGATIONIMITIGATIoN-RELATED DOCUMENTATION
Copies of any and all correspondence not provided in the 15-day report, and which
regard investigation and mitigation activities for the specific complaint, shall be provided
to the District and the complainant with the Follow-Up Report.

(e) REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL TIME
Additional time to submit Follow-Up Reports due to well owner-imposed time constraints,
or other appropriate circumstances (as determined by the District), shall require the
approval of the Regulation Department Director.

(f) DISTRICT DECISION ON NEED FOR MITGATION
In instances where the District and the Permittee differ on the need for mitigation, the
Permittee shall abide by the District's determination. Such determinations by the District
shall be made only after consultation and discussion with the Permittee.

(g) ABANDONMENT OF WELLS
In instances where a new well is constructed to replace an adversely impacted well, the
Impacted well shall be properly abandoned in a timely manner by a licensed water well
contractor in accordance with Chapter 62-532.500(4) F.S. and Chapter 40D-3.531(2).
Should the owner refuse to have the well abandoned, the Permittee shall report this
situation to the District.

5) SCHRWF PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN
Within 90 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall submit for the approval of the Regulation
Department Director, documentation regarding the content of the Permittee's proposed efforts to notify
local property owners within 0.5 mile of each well of the existence of the Permittee's mitigation
program, and how to contact the Permittee in the event of a SCHRWF withdrawal-related complaint.
The list of property owners to be notified shall be derived from the County tax rolls and other
appropriate resources. All such property owners identified shall be notified by letter. In addition, the
proposal shall also include documentation regarding the content of the Permittee's proposed efforts
to conduct a public information campaign to notify the remaining property owners located within the
area of Attachment A of the same information as described above for local property owners. Such
notification may be in the form of a locally circulated newspaper advertisement or other appropriate
method. All notifications shall explain that water user withdrawals In existence prior to September 3,
1986, or water resources (e.g. lakes, ponds, wetlands, etc.), which experience potential wellfield
withdrawal-related problems, may be eligible for mitigation. The Permittee shall undertake these
notification efforts within 30 days of approval by the Regulation Department Director, and shall provide
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6) SCHRWF WELLFIELD MANAGEMENT PLAN
Within 120 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall submit for the approval of the Regulation
Department Director, an updated wellfield management plan designed to minimize the effects of
wellfield withdrawals, and which takes into account the regular use of Production Wells SC-1 and SC-
2. The management plan shall be designed to minimize impacts to adjacent water users while
simultaneously meeting reasonable demands of the South Central Hillsborough Wellfield Demand
Planning Area. The wellfield management plan shall also include appropriate distribution of pumpage
within the SCHRWF during crop protection events, strawberry and row crop bed preparation/crop
establishment periods, and other times of anticipated reduced water levels within the wellfield region.
Modifications to the plan shall require the approval of the Regulation Department Director.

7) SCHRWF CARGILL PERMANENT MITIGATION PLAN
Should flows from Uthia Springs be reduced to such a degree that Cargill, Inc.'s (Cargill) withdrawals
from Lithia Springs are adversely impaired, and Cargill requests that the Permittee provide Cargill
water through the permanent mitigation interconnect (i.e. existing intertle with Cargil), the Permittee
shall immediately provide this water to Cargill, up to the quantity permitted for withdrawal from Lithia
Springs by CargilL In addition, the Permittee shall immediately cease withdrawal from District Well ID
Nos. 76 and 77 (Permittee ID Nos. SC-1 and SC-2) and place these wells on emergency standby
status. Such mitigation water shall continue to be provided, and District Well ID Nos. 76 and 77
(Permittee ID Nos. SC-1 and SC-2) shall remain on emergency standby status, until a written notice
indicating otherwise is received from the Regulation Department Director.

Within 72 hours of such a request from Cargill, the Permittee shall contact the Regulation Department
Director by telephone to inform the District of the circumstances of such an event, and all actions the
Permittee is undertaking to address the problem (e.g. in addition to the items Identified above, may
include but not necessarily be limited to shilling ofwelield pumpage away from Uthia, increased water
conservation restrictions, etc.). Within 30 days of such a request from Cargill, the Permittee shall
provide for the approval of the Regulation Department Director, a written report regarding the facts
related to the reduction in flows from ithia Springs, any correspondence or telephone conversation
records regarding this issue with Cargill, a description of all mitigative actions being undertaken by the
Perrittee, and the Permittees analyses of the cause of reduced flows in Lithia Springs (using all data
available up to and until the time of such a request for water from Cargill). The report shall also
include, the Permittee's proposed future actions to mitigate for the effects of any such reductions in
Lithia Springs flows on Cargilfs existing legal user withdrawals, as well as any adverse environmental
effects due to such reductions in spring flow. Any request for an extension of time to provide this report
shall be provided in writing forth approval of the Regulation Department Director, prior to the 30 day
deadline.

14. CAPPING OF WELLS
Any wells not in use, and in which pumping equipment is not installed, shall be capped or valved in a water tight
manner in accordance with applicable law.

15. IDENTIFICATION. CONVERSION AND ABANDONMENT OF WELLS

A. ALL FACILITIES
Within 60 days of permit issuance, the Perrittee shall provide a list of all existing wells associated with any
facility which are not used for production or required to be monitored by this permit. Such wells shall be
property plugged and abandoned (plugged bottom to top) within 180 days of permit issuance by a licensed
water well contractor in accordance with applicable law under a Well Abandonment Permit issued by the
District, unless an extension is provided, or a proposed use of the well is approved, by the Regulation
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B. SOUTH-CENTRAL HILLSBOROUGH REGIONAL WELLFIELD
By September 1, 1998, the District ID No(s). listed in Table 8 (along with the Permittee IDs) shall be
properly abandoned (plugged bottom to top) by a licensed water well contractor in accordance with
Chapter 62-532.500(4), FA.C., under a Well Abandonment Permit issued by the District unless an
extension is provided, or a proposed use of the well is approved in writing from the Regulation Department
Director. No well shall be abandoned without proper District permits. Any action taken on abandoning
these wells during the annual reporting period, shall be summarized in the Annual Report. Information
to be included in the well abandonment section of the Annual Report shall be a list of the wells which have
been abandoned during the previous Water Year, identified by respective District ID Nos. and
corresponding Permittee IDs, and copies of the Well Completion Reports.

16. ANNUAL REPORT
The Permittees shall provide a comprehensive and concise annual report ("Annual Report") describing the
operation of the facility and an assessment of the water resources and environmental systems. An assessment
of the water resources and environmental systems in the area of the facility is required for all sections listed
below. The Annual Report shall concisely summarize the elements listed below, and any other elements within
this permit which require annual reporting, with emphasis on the interactions between these elements, where
appropriate. Data sources shall be referenced, but no raw data shall be included in the report. Only essential
text, graphs, and tables should be included in the Annual Report. Six copies of the Annual Report shall be
submitted to the Permits Data Section by July 1 of each year. The Annual Report shall cover the preceding
water yearperiod from October 1 to September 30.

A. WATER USE
Pumpage quantity and water distribution information collected for Special Condition of this permit shall
be summarized for the annual reporting period. A population estimate for the annual reporting period,
which includes only those served by the municipal system within the service area, shall be provided and
referenced. The quantities of water delivered to and used within the service area of the facility over the
annual reporting period shall be used with the population estimate to determine a per capital use rate for
the period. The quantities and destination of water pumped from the facility and delivered to other facilities
shall be summarized for the period. Any changes to the service area boundaries shall be described in the
text and plotted on a map.

B. HYDROLOGIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Data collected through the water quantity, water quality, rainfall, evaporation, water level, stream flow and
environmental monitoring requirements of this permit shall be summarized and analyzed by the Permittee
to determine the effects of rainfall and withdrawals at the welfield and vicinity.

Qualitative, quantitative and, where feasible, statistical trend analyses (such as double-mass curve
analysis, multiple linear regression, time series analysis and factor analysis) shall be performed on all
monitoring sites to analyze the interactions of rainfall and withdrawals on movement of the fresh/saltwater
interface, surficial aquifer water levels, lake and wetland water levels, wetland hydroperiods, stream flow,
potentiometric surface levels in the semi-confined aquifers, stream flow, treefalls per unit area, rate of soil
subsidence, wetland plant species composition, vegetational community zonation, wetland habitat
functions, and wetland habitat utilization by federal or state listed species. Such analyses shall include
period of record data. The District reserves the right to require specific analyses of certain parameters as
necessary. Data shall be obtained through field measurements and aerial photo interpretation. A brief
summary of any recommended changes to the monitoring requirements shall also be included.

C. INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS
A summary of the investigations of all complaints concerning adverse impacts to existing legal users, land
uses and environmental features, as well as all of Permittee's efforts to mitigate such adverse impacts,
shall be provided for each reporting period. This summary shall include:


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1) Number and type of complaintss;
2) Number and type of mitigation activitiess; and
3) Number and type of complaints) which did not require mitigation activity.

D. OTHER
The Permittees shall include in its Annual Report all reports required by Special Conditions of this permit.

17. TIME EXTENSIONS
Unless specified otherwise, time extensions to condition deadlines may be granted upon written request to the
Regulation Department Director, provided that the request is made prior to the deadline, the Permittee has
demonstrated a good faith effort in meeting the deadline set forth in the condition, and a reasonable modified
deadline is proposed by the Permittee.

18. MODIFICATION OR REVOCATION OF PERMIT BY DISTRICT
Nothing in this permit is intended, nor shall anything herein be construed, to replace, limit or impair the District's
right to modify or revoke this permit in accordance with applicable law.

19. OTHER LIMITATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

A. The issuance of this permit does not convey any vested rights or any exclusive privileges. Neither does
it authorize any injury to public or private property, damage to or any invasion of personal rights, nor any
infringement of federal, state, or local laws or regulations. This permit is not a waiver of or approval of any
other District or other state, federal or local permit that may be required in connection with Impacts resulting
directly or indirectly from operation of the permitted facilities.

B. This perrrit does not authorize, and does not relieve, the Permittee, or any prior permitted under the Water
Use Permits consolidated herein, from responsibility or liability for past, present or future harm or injury to
human health or welfare, animal or plant life, natural resources, water resources or property caused by
the operation of the facility, including without limitation injury or harm affecting protected species or their
habitats or any other injury or harm in contravention of federal, state or local law. By Issuance of this Water
Use Permit, the District does not intend to release the Permittee, or any prior permitted under the Water
Use Permits consolidated herein, from any mitigation obligations or other claims or causes of action arising
out of or relating to ground and surface water withdrawals under any one or more of such prior Water Use
Permits.







Authorized Signature
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT


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UST OF TABLES:

1. FACILITY INFORMATION

2. PRODUCTION WITHDRAWALS

3. ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING

4. WATER QUALITY MONITORING

5. SURFACE WATER LEVELS MONITORING

6. AQUIFER LEVEL MONITORING

7. REGULATORY LEVELS

8. WELL ABANDONMENT


LIST OF EXHIBITS;

A. STANDARD CONDITIONS

B. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN

C. ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING SITES

D. FACILITY MITIGATION AREAS

NOTE: TABLES AND EXHIBITS WILL BE PROVIDED AT A LATER DATE.






















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