Title: SWFWMD Individual Water Use Permit for Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield - Dec. 1997
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Title: SWFWMD Individual Water Use Permit for Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield - Dec. 1997
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - SWFWMD Individual Water Use Permit for Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield - Dec. 1997 (JDV Box 108)
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NOVpj 1997
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ,
INDIVIDUAL. -
WATER USE PERMIT NO. 204290.03.
CROSS BAR RANCH WELLFIELD


EXPIRATION DATE: December 16, 2000 PERMIT ISSUE DATE: December 16, 1997

THE PERMITTED IS RESPONSIBLE FOR APPLYING FOR A RENEWAL OF THIS PERMIT PRIOR TO THE
EXPIRATION DATE 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 IN CHAPTER 120. 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 RULES.

This permit issued under the provision of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes and authorizes the Permittee to withdraw the
quantities of water set forth below in accordance with and subject to the terms and conditions set forth below.

GRANTED TO:
West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority and Pinellas County, Florida
2535 Landmark Drive, Suite 211 1620 Ridge Road, Building A.
Clearwater, FL 34621 Largo, FL 33778
The above named parties are herein jointly referred to as "Permittee" or individually as "Pinellas" and the "Authority,"
and are jointly and severally responsible for performance of the terms and conditions of this permit. All Exhibits to this
Water Use Permit are incorporated herein by reference for all purposes.

Preliminary Statement:
This Water Use Permit authorizes ground water withdrawal from the Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield for public supply to
the Service area of Pinellas and the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority's regional system, to include
environmental augmentation associated with the wellfield operation and mitigation. This Permit is issued pursuant
to Governing Board Order Authorizing Water Use, dated ???, 1997 entered under the provisions of Ch. 373.171, F.S.
The Permittee is allowed to withdraw up to 19,000,000 gallons per day (gpd) on an annual average daily basis, and
30,300,000 gpd on a peak monthly basis, subject to the terms and conditions imposed herein.

Continued pumping at these quantities from the Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield will continue to cause adverse
environmental impacts which violate the environmental condition for issuance (Rule 40D-2.301(1)(c), F.A.C.)) and the
reasonable-beneficial use and public interest prongs of the three-prong test in Section 373.223(1), F.S. The Permittee
would not be able to meet current demand if the wellfield was shut down completely at this time. It is the Governing
Board's intent that the Permittee shall continue to reduce withdrawals from the wellfield to the point where withdrawals
meet all permitting criteria. Thus, the Permittee shall maximize the utilization of reuse and conservation, and develop
alternative sources of water supply in order to substantially reduce withdrawals. Due to ongoing adverse
environmental impacts, and the necessity to rely on Section 373.171, F.S., for issuance, this permit is not typical and
is, therefore, being issued for a term of 3 years.

Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield has been in operation since 1980. Previously permitted quantities were up to 30,000,000
gpd annual average and 45,000,000 gpd maximum daily, as further limited by permit conditions. The permit was last
renewed in 1989, based upon an application which was completed by the Permittee and evaluated by District staff in
1987. Before the 1989 renewal, the wellfield withdrawals were substantially less than the potential withdrawals under
the permit, and documented environmental impacts attributed to the withdrawals were confined to the wellfield
property. Under District rules in effect at that time, onsite impacts were not subject to review and did not constitute
criteria for permit issuance. After the 1989 permit renewal, wellfield pumping continued to increase to the greatest
rates allowable under the permit, and drawdown effects were realized both on and off the wellfield which were
substantially greater than those anticipated by the District or the Permittee during evaluation and consideration of the
permit. The extent and severity of unmitigated adverse impacts to wetlands, lakes and streams during the term of
the previous permit were neither anticipated nor approved by the District. Unmitigated adverse impacts which
occurred during the term of the previous permit were then unacceptable under District rules, and any ongoing
unmitigated adverse impacts remain unacceptable under District rules.










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Permittee: West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
and Pinellas County (Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield)
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TOTAL QUANTITIES AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS PERMIT
ANNUAL AVERAGE: UP TO 19,000,000 GPD PEAK MONTHLY: UP TO 30,300,000 GPD
SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW


See Withdrawal Table for quantities permitted for each withdrawal point.


PROPERTY LOCATION:


TYPE OF APPLICATION:

WATER USE CAUTION AREA:


North-central Pasco county, approximately two miles northeast of the
intersection of U.S. Highway 41 and State Road 52.

Renewal

N/A


APPLICATION FILED:


August 30, 1995


APPLICATION AMENDED: March 31, 1997


8,060 owned 313,332 serviced


WATER USE:


Public Supply, to include associated environmental augmentation


SERVICE AREA NAME:



PER CAPITAL USE
Gross/Compliance:

USE TYPE:


Primary: Pinellas
Secondary: Other areas served by the Authority's Interconnected Regional
System


125/115

Residential Single Family
Commercial/Industrial Non Process
Residential Multi-Family
Unaccounted Use
Fire Fighting/Testing
Treatment Losses (backflushing)
Other Metered Uses
Lawn & Landscape
Environmental Augmentation


ACRES:










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Permittee: West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
and Pinellas County (Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield)
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I.D. NO. LOCATION -DIAM. DEPTH USE GALLONS PER DAY
PERMITTEEI LATILONG INCHES TOTAL/
DISTRICT CASED AVERAGE PEAK
MONTHLY

CB1/1 282110/822736 24 710/150 PS 400,000 3,000,000
CB2/2 282135/822757 24 702/159 PS 300,000 3,000,000
CB3/3 282143/822836 24 700/155 PS 1,800,000 3,000,000
CB4/4 282154/822806 24 705/ 155 PS 600,000 3,000,000
CB5/5 282220/822806 24 705/152 PS 500,000 3,000,000
CB6 / 6 282235/822843 24 705/ 155 PS 600,000 3,000,000
CB7/7 282242/822813 24 485/154 PS 400,000 3,000,000
CB8/8 282300/822806 24 710/151 PS 500,000 3,000,000
CB9 / 9 282328/822821 24 703/ 156 PS 600,000 3,000,000
CB10 / 10 282340/822752 24 710/152 PS 1,000,000 3,000,000
CB11/11 282347/822715 24 702/157 PS 1,500,000 3,000,000
CB12/ 12 282347/822645 24 710/120 PS 1,500,000 3,000,000
CB13/13 282415/822714 24 700/152 PS 1,600,000 3,000,000
CB14/14 282414/822643 24 710/120 PS 2,000,000 3,000,000
CB15/15 822414/822751 24 710/160 PS 2,000,000 3,000,000
CB16/ 16 282439/822743 24 700/152 PS 1,700,000 3,000,000
CB17/17 282447/822639 24 710/117 PS 2,000,000 3,000,000

PS=Public Supply

DISTRICT I.D. NO. SECTIONITOWNSHIPIRANGE

1 &2 36/24/18
3 26/24/18
4&5 25/24/18
6&7 23/24/18
8 24/24/18
9 14/24/18
10, 11, 13 & 15 13/24/18
12 & 14 18/24/19
16 12/24/18
17 07/24/19










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Permittee: West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority
and Pinellas County (Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield)
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STANDARD CONDITIONS
The Permittee shall comply with the Standard Conditions attached hereto, incorporated herein by reference as
Exhibit "A" and made a part hereof.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
All conditions referring to approval by the Regulation Department Director, Resource Regulation, shall refer to the
Brooksville Regulation Department Director, Resource Regulation.

1. SUBMISSION OF DATA AND REPORTS

A. DATA
Unless otherwise indicated, three copies of each plan or report, with the exception of pumpage,
rainfall, evapotranspiration, water level or water quality data which require one copy, are required by
the permit. All reports of data required by the permit shall be submitted to the District on or before the
fifteenth 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. REPORTS
Unless otherwise specified, all reports required to be submitted by the Permittee to the District
pursuant to one or more of the conditions of this permit shall be submitted as part of the Annual
Report.

2. PERMITTED ANNUAL AVERAGE QUANTITY
Unless stated otherwise, compliance with all annual average quantities specified in this permit shall be
calculated based upon a running twelve-month average (expressed in gpd or MGD). The terms "annual
average" and "annual average daily" are used interchangeably throughout this document and are
synonymous.

3. INDIVIDUAL WITHDRAWAL PUMPAGE FLEXIBILITY
The annual average and the peak monthly individual withdrawal quantities for District ID No(s). 1 through
17, Permittee ID Nos. CB1 through CB17, shown above in the production withdrawal table are estimates
based on historic and/or projected distribution of pumping, and are for water use inventory and impact
analysis purposes. The quantities listed in the table for these individual sources are not intended to
dictate the distribution of pumping from permitted sources. The Permittee may make adjustments in
pumping distribution as necessary, up to the peak monthly for the individual withdrawals, so long as
adverse impacts to water resources, environmental systems, and existing legal uses do not result and
other conditions of this permit are complied with. In all cases, the total annual average daily withdrawal
and the total peak monthly daily withdrawal quantities for the permit are limited to 19,000,000 gpd and
30,300,000 gpd, respectively.

4. QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORTS TO GOVERNING BOARD
The Permittee shall develop a plan for compliance with Special Conditions 5, 6, 7 and 8 below (hereinafter
referred to as the "Compliance Plan"). The Compliance Plan shall be submitted to the Governing Board at
the third regular monthly meeting of the Governing Board following the effective date of this permit. The
Compliance Plan shall include a schedule, including quarterly milestones, to ensure full and timely
compliance with such Special Conditions.


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Commencing with the Governing Board's third regular monthly meeting following the effective date of this
permit, and at every third regular monthly meeting thereafter during the term of this permit, the Permittee
shall appear and present to the Governing Board a written and oral report of the progress made by the
Permittee toward accomplishment of the Compliance Plan (hereinafter referred to as the "Quarterly
Progress Report").

It is the Governing Board's intent that the Permittee keep District staff sufficiently apprised of the
Permittee's progress so that District staff may be prepared to address the Governing Board and respond
to Governing Board questions concerning the Permittee's presentation. Accordingly, at least 30 days prior
to each Governing Board meeting at which such presentation shall be made, the Permittee shall meet with
the Director of the Brooksville Regulation Department, and other staff members, at such place designated
by the Director, to discuss the details of the Permittee's forthcoming presentation to the Governing Board
and to provide a copy of the Quarterly Progress Report to be submitted at the upcoming Governing Board
meeting. The Permittee shall also furnish the Director with such other reports, summaries, analyses and
other documentation and data as have been generated in connection with the Permittee's presentation
and Quarterly Progress Report as soon as they are available but in no event later than 14 days prior to the
Governing Board meeting at which the presentation shall be made.

5. REDUCTION OF WITHDRAWALS
In the Compliance Plan, the Permittee shall address, among other means for reduction of continuing
adverse environmental impacts, the following:

Interconnecting with South Central Hillsborough water supply sources
Increased flow capacity of the interconnection with the Tampa Bypass Canal
Installing supply wells along existing and proposed water pipelines
S Establishing uniform water pressure and quality standards for interconnected systems
Development of surface water sources
Development of desalination capacity
Aquifer storage and recovery systems
S Rehydration of stressed lakes and wetlands including use of stormwater and reclaimed water

The Permittee shall coordinate with the other members of the Authority and with the District for the
purpose of evaluating development and interconnection of new or additional water supply sources with the
existing regional system in order to obtain additional capacity so that withdrawals from sources causing
adverse impacts can be reduced.

6. REUSE OF RECLAIMED WATER
The Permittee shall propose means and methods and propose a timetable to increase as soon as
practicable the total number of reclaimed water connections to at least 17,000. The Permittee shall have
a minimum of 4000 new connections (over and above the number of connections in existence as of May
29, 1997) in place no later than December 1, 2000. The means and methods to be proposed by the
Permittee shall include without limitation a permanent reduction in neighborhood participation thresholds,
permanent reductions in connection fees, metering, conservation-oriented rate structures, and other
measures to increase the number of connections to the reuse system and to reduce unnecessary and
excessive use of reclaimed water.

7. MONITORING OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

A. FIELD MONITORING

1. The Permittee shall revise the monitoring components of the Environmental Management Plan
(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










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as part of the Compliance Plan submitted pursuant to Special Condition 4. The revisions shall
include the following items:

SIdentification of monitoring stations to provide accurate and comprehensive representations
of wetlands and surface waters not adversely impacted by ground water withdrawal (control
stations, reference sites, and regional control stations) as well as wetlands and surface
waters adversely impacted by ground water withdrawal.

Inclusion of monitoring sites identified in Exhibit "C."

Collection of water level data at all sites the first and third week of each month.

Measurement of subsurface water levels when no standing water is present at the staff
gauge Subsurface water levels shall be measured with use of a piezometer nested with the
staff gauge.

SEstablishment of a NGVD datum at each monitoring station so that all measured water
levels can be referenced to NGVD in future monitoring reports.

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.

2. 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., sites specified in
said rule shall be considered impacted using the criteria adopted in Chapter 40D-8 F.A.C.
Impacts to all monitoring sites shall be identified in the annual monitoring report.

3. Proposed modifications by the Permittee to monitoring aspects of the EMP shall be incorporated
into the EMP upon written approval by the Brooksville 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. The District may require revisions to the
monitoring aspects of the EMP as necessary to ensure the protection of water resources and to
ensure coordination with environmental monitoring of other public supply wellfields.

4. In conjunction with the first Quarterly Progress Report, 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 of all adverse environmental impacts related to wellfield pumping. Such
quantification shall be accomplished in accordance with Section IIB of the EMP.

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


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positive transparencies of the flight photography and an analysis of the flight's photography shall be
included in the Annual Report submitted to the Director of the Brooksville Regulation Department by
April 1 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 Director of the Brooksville Regulation
Department as necessary to ensure the protection of water resources.

8. ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION
As part of the second Quarterly Progress Report, the Permittee shall propose for approval a plan for
mitigating the adverse environmental impacts identified pursuant to Special Condition 7.A.4., including
means and methods consistent with the mitigation provisions of the EMP and a time table for
implementation. The Permittee shall immediately proceed to implement the mitigation plan upon its
approval by the District.

Proposed modifications by the Permittee to mitigation aspects of the EMP shall be incorporated into the
EMP upon written approval by the Brooksville Regulation Department Director. The revised EMP shall be
submitted to the District within 60 days of the approval. 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 at other public supply wellfields.

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 drawdown related adverse
environmental impacts.

9. WATER QUANTITY AND QUALITY MONITORING CONDITIONS

A. FLOW METERING

1. CONTINUED MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF FLOW METERS
The Permittee shall continue to maintain and operate non-resettable totalizing flow meterss,
or other flow measuring devices) as approved by the Regulation Department Director for
District ID Nos. 1 through 17, Permittee ID Nos. CB1 through CB17. Such devices) shall
have and maintain at all times an accuracy within five percent of actual flow as installed.
Total withdrawal and meter readings from each metered withdrawal shall be recorded on a
monthly basis and reported to the Permits Data Section (using District forms) on or before
the fifteenth day of the following month. In addition, total wellfield withdrawal for the Cross
Bar Ranch Wellfield shall be recorded on a daily basis from District ID No. (Cross Bar
Ranch Wellfield Master Meter) and reported to the Permits Data Section (using District
forms) on or before the fifteenth day of the following month.

The Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield Master Meter (District ID No. _) shall be used as the
primary data source for determining total daily wellfield pumpage. Individual well meters
shall be used as the data source for determining total monthly pumpage from individual
wells. The Permittee shall maintain records of daily pumpage from each individual well
meter and provide this data to the District upon request.

If at any time the difference between the total monthly pumpage value derived from the
master meter versus that derived from individual well meters is not within five percent, the
Permittee shall utilize the procedure identified under the METER CALIBRATION, TESTING
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and Pinellas County (Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield)
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AND CORRECTION OF METERING DISCREPANCIES conditions of this permit-to correct
the discrepancy.

2. METER CALIBRATION, TESTING AND PREVENTIVE/CORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE
PROGRAM
The Permittee shall undertake regular and routine testing, calibration and
preventive/corrective maintenance for each flow meter at the wellfield (i.e. all individual well
and master meters) to ensure that all flow meters have and maintain at all times an accuracy
within five percent of actual flow as installed.

3. NOTIFICATION AND CORRECTION OF METERING DISCREPANCIES
Within three working days of identification that any meter is not providing an accuracy within
five percent of actual flow as installed, the Permittee shall inform the Regulation Department
Director in writing of the facts regarding the problem. Upon identification that any meter is
not providing an accuracy within five percent of actual flow as installed, and until the problem
is corrected, production from such wells shall be discontinued, except for the purposes of
meter testing, unless the Regulation Department Director determines based on information
presented by the Permittee 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 of problem identification. Within 30 days of problem
identification, a written follow-up report which summarizes the appropriate actions which
were taken to resolve the problem, 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 April 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 (individual well meters) had and
maintained an accuracy within five percent of actual flow as installed. The report shall also
provide a summary of all regular and routine testing, calibration and preventive/ corrective
maintenance which was undertaken for each flow meter at the wellfield during the previous
calendar year. This report may be provided as part of the required Wellfield Annual Report.

If, at any time during the previous calendar year, any flow meter had or maintained an
accuracy that was not within five 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.

B. RAIN GAUGE
Permittee shall continue to maintain and operate continuously recording rainfall stations capable
of indicating hourly rainfall amounts at the following three sites: Permittee IDs North CB-13,
South 12/14, and #4 Jumping Gully; District IDs ATM 0035, ATM 0036, and ATM 0037,
respectively. Within 30 days of permit issuance, Permittee may replace the gauge at #4
Jumping Gully with a rain gauge to be located at S-is, District ID 26. Total daily rainfall shall be
recorded at these stations 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. Rainfall data recorded during
the annual reporting period shall be summarized in the Annual Report.


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C. WATER QUALITY SAMPLING
Water quality samples shall be collected at the sites listed in the table below. These samples
shall be taken during the same sequential week of the months of February, May, August, and
November. The samples shall be analyzed for Chlorides, Sulfates, and Total Dissolved Solids.
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 for not sampling on the
water quality data form. Water quality samples shall be analyzed by a Department of Health
certified laboratory under Environmental Laboratory Certification General Category "1". At a
minimum, water quality samples shall be collected after pumping the well so that a constant
temperature, pH, and conductivity are maintained. In addition, the Permittee's sampling
procedure shall follow the handling 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, Resource Regulation. Reports
of the analyses shall be submitted to the Permits Data Section (using District forms) on or before
the fifteenth 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, Resource Regulation, as necessary to ensure the protection of the
resource.
District ID Permittee ID
No. No.

1 CB1
2 CB2
3 CB3
4 CB4
5 CB5
6 CB6
7 CB7
8 CB8
9 CB9
10 CB10
11 CB11
12 CB12
13 CB13
14 CB14
15 CB15
16 CB16
17 CB17
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).

D. APPROVED DISTRICT STAFF GAUGEIRECORDING OF LAKE LEVELS
Within 30 days of permit issuance the Permittee shall install a District-approved staff gage(s)
and report measurements of lake water levels, as indicated in the table below. The staff gage(s)
shall be surveyed and referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD), and a copy
of the survey including location shall be submitted with the first water level data report. The staff
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clearly visible from an easily accessible point of land. Water levels shall be recorded on a
frequency as indicated in the table below and reported to the Permits Data Section (using District
forms) on or before the fifteenth day of the following month. To the maximum extent possible,
water levels shall be recorded on the same day of each week or month. The frequency of
recording may be modified by the Regulation Department Director, Resource Regulation, as
necessary to ensure the protection of the resource. Should water levels recede so as not to
allow the gage to be read, the Permittee shall properly install and survey an additional staff gage
within 15 days of such an occurrence. Other lakes may be added through the HYDROLOGIC
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E. HYDROLOGIC MONITORING NETWORK
The Permittee shall continue to monitor water levels in the surficial and Floridan Aquifers. Water
levels shall be recorded in the wells as indicated in the table below. Reports of the data shall be
submitted to the District, in a form acceptable to the District, by the fifteenth (15th) day of the
following month. All data shall be referenced to NGVD. The frequency of water level reporting
may be modified by mutual agreement between the Director of Resource Regulation, and the
Permittee as necessary to ensure the protection of the resource. However, nothing in this
condition shall be construed to limit the authority of the Governing Board to act pursuant to
Condition 17 of this permit.
District ID. User ID. Aquifer Recording Frequency

25 NRWd Floridan Continuous
24 NRWs water table Continuous
30 NERWd Floridan Continuous
29 NERWs water table Continuous
71 NERWss water table Continuous
23 SERWd Floridan Continuous
22 SERWs water table Continuous
72 SERWss water table Weekly
28 SRWd Floridan Continuous
27 SRWs water table Continuous
21 WRWd Floridan Continuous
20 WRWs water table Continuous
74 WRWss water table Weekly
26 S-1s water table Continuous
73 S-lss water table Weekly
19 B-1 (12") Floridan Continuous
54 B-1 (4") Floridan (deep) Continuous
65 B-1ss water table Weekly
66 B-2d Floridan Continuous
67 B-2s water table Continuous
68 B-2ss water table Weekly
69 C-1d Floridan Continuous
70 C-1s water table Continuous
55 NWO-2d Floridan Monthly


56 NOW-2d Floridan Monthly
57 NOW-2S water table Monthly
58 A-id Floridan Monthly
59 A-1s water table Monthly
75 1SWd Floridan Continuous
76 1SWs water table Continuous
77 1NEd Floridan Continuous
78 1NEs water table Continuous
79 2Ed Floridan Continuous
80 2Es water table Continuous
81 CBM-1 water table Weekly
82 CBM-2 water table Weekly
83 CBM-3 water table Weekly
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Water levels shall be recorded on a continuous hourly basis for those wells with a recording
frequency of continuous and during the same week, to the maximum extent possible, for those
wells with a recording frequency of monthly. 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 the data. Water level data from the B-1(4") monitor well shall be corrected for density
differences.

10. INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS
In conformance with Chapter 373 Florida Statutes and Chapter 40D-2 F.A.C., the Permittee shall
investigate withdrawal related well complaints and water resource complaints within the vicinity of the
wellfield. The complaint handling/mitigation procedure shall be 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 that the Permittee may be responsible, the Permittee shall,
within 96 hours of complaint receipt, supply the complainant with any water necessary for health and
safety purposes, such as drinking water.
C. If the detailed investigation confirms that the complainant's problem was caused by the Permittee's
withdrawals, the complainant's problem shall be fully corrected within 15 days of complaint receipt.
Full correction for well complaints shall be restoration of the complainant's well 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, well 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.
E. The Permittee shall file 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 Permitting Department Director,
Resource Regulation, 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; and
5. Cost of mitigation activity for each complaint.

A copy of the report shall also be sent to the complainant within 20 days of complaint receipt. Should
the District deem 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.

11. 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.

12. WELLFIELD ANNUAL REPORT
The Permittee shall provide a comprehensive and concise annual report describing the operation of the
withdrawal facilities and an assessment of the water resources and environmental systems. An


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assessment of the water resources and environmental systems of the wellfield area is required for all
sections listed below. This report shall concisely summarize the elements listed below, 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
report. Six copies of the report shall be submitted to the Permits Data Section by April 1 of each year.
The report shall cover the preceding water year period from October 1 to September 30. The specific
elements of this report are listed below:

A. WATER USE
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 pumpage, water quality, rainfall, water level, water course discharge, and
environmental monitoring requirements of this permit shall be used to determine the effects of rainfall
and pumpage at the wellfield on the following:
1. Movement of the fresh/saltwater interface;
2. Surficial aquifer water levels;
3. Potentiometric surface levels;
4. Lake levels;
5. Stream discharge; and
6. Wetlands vegetation and hydroperiods.

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 pumpage on movement of the fresh/saltwater interface, surficial aquifer water levels,
potentiometric surface levels in the semi-confined aquifers, lake and wetland water levels, stream
discharge, treefalls per unit area, rate of soil subsidence, wetland plant species composition,
vegetational community zonation, wetland habitat functions, and wetland habitat utilization by
threatened and endangered 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 be provided.

C. INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS
A summary of the investigations of complaints and mitigation activities related to the withdrawals, for
the annual reporting periods shall be provided. This summary shall include:
1. Number and type of complaintss;
2. Number and type of mitigation activity(ies);
3. Number and type of complaints) which did not require mitigation activity; and
4. Total cost of all mitigation activity.


13. 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 that a reasonable
modified deadline is proposed by the Permittee.

14. MODIFICATION 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.









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15. MINIMUM FLOWS AND LEVELS
Pursuant to Sections 373.042 and 373.0421, F.S., the District, in cooperation with local governments and
other parties in interest, is in the process of establishing minimum flows and levels for priority areas in the
Northern Tampa Bay region, including the Cross Bar Ranch Wellfield. Implementation of minimum flows and
levels may result in modification of this permit and other water use permits in the affected area, to include a
reduction in permitted quantity, changes in the timing and manner of withdrawals, changes in monitoring and
mitigation requirements, and other modification or agency action necessary to bring such permit or permits
into compliance with applicable law.

16. 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 permit does not authorize and does not relieve the permitted from responsibility or liability for 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, or from penalties therefore; nor does it allow the permitted to cause
any such impacts including but not limited to producing pollution, affecting protected species or habitats
or to have any other impacts in contravention of federal, state or local law.

C. The Permittee may request District approval to increase withdrawals at this wellfield for environmental or
operational reasons provided that such increase is accompanied by an equivalent decrease in withdrawal
from one or more of the other interconnected wellfields.













Authorized Signature
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT











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40D-2
Exhibit "A"

WATER USE PERMIT CONDITIONS

STANDARD CONDITIONS

1. If any of the statements in the application and in the supporting data are found to be untrue and inaccurate,
or if the Permittee fails to comply with all of the provisions of Chapter 373, F.S., Chapter 40D, or the conditions
set forth herein, the Governing Board shall revoke this permit in accordance with Rule 40D-2.341, following
notice and hearing.

2. This permit is issued based on information provided by the Permittee demonstrating that the use of water is
reasonable and beneficial, consistent with the public interest, and will not interfere with any existing legal use
of water. If, during the term of the permit, it is determined by the District that the use is not reasonable and
beneficial, in the public interest, or does impact an existing legal use of water, the Governing Board shall
modify this permit or shall revoke this permit following notice and hearing.

3. The Permittee shall not deviate from any of the terms or conditions of this permit without written approval by
the District.

4. In the event the District declares that a Water Shortage exists pursuant to Chapter 40D-21, the District shall
alter, modify, or declare inactive all or parts of this permit as necessary to address the water shortage.

5. The District shall collect water samples from any withdrawal point listed in the permit or shall require the
Permittee to submit water samples when the District determines there is a potential for adverse impacts to
water quality.

6. The Permittee shall provide access to an authorized District representative to enter the property at any
reasonable time to inspect the facility and make environmental or hydrologic assessments. The Permittee
shall either accompany District staff onto the property or make provision for access onto the property.

7. Issuance of this permit does not exempt the Permittee from any other District permitting requirements.

8. The Permittee shall cease or reduce surface water withdrawal as directed by the District if water levels in lakes
fall below applicable minimum water level established in Chapter 40D-8 or rates of flow in streams fall below
the minimum levels established in Chapter 40D-8.

9. The Permittee shall cease or reduce withdrawal as directed by the District if water levels in aquifers fall below
the minimum levels established by the Governing Board.

10. The Permittee shall practice water conservation to increase the efficiency of transport, application, and use,
as well as to decrease waste and to minimize runoff from the property. At such time as the Governing Board
adopts specific conservation requirements for the Permittee's water use classification, this permit shall be
subject to those requirements upon notice and after a reasonable period for compliance.

11. The District may establish special regulations for Water Use Caution Areas. At such time as the Governing
Board adopts such provisions, this permit shall be subject to them upon notice and after a reasonable period
for compliance.

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caused by withdrawals. When adverse impacts occur or are imminent, the District shall require the Permittee
to mitigate the impacts. Adverse impacts include:

a. A reduction in water levels which impairs the ability of a well to produce water;
b. Significant reduction in levels or flows in water bodies such as lakes, impoundments, wetlands, springs,
streams or other watercourses; or
c. Significant inducement of natural or manmade contaminants into a water supply or into a usable portion
of any aquifer or water body.

13. The Permittee shall mitigate to the satisfaction of the District any adverse impact to environmental features
or offsite land uses as a result of withdrawals. When adverse impacts occur or are imminent, the District shall
require the Permittee to mitigate the impacts. Adverse impacts include the following:

a. Significant reduction in levels or flows in water bodies such as lakes, impoundments, wetlands, springs,
streams, or other watercourses;
b. Sinkholes or subsidence caused by reduction in water levels;
c. Damage to crops and other vegetation causing financial harm to the owner; and
d. Damage to the habitat of endangered or threatened species.

14. When necessary to analyze impacts to the water resource or existing users, the District shall require the
Permittee to install flow metering or other measuring devices to record withdrawal quantities and submit the
data to the District.

15. A District identification tag shall be prominently displayed at each withdrawal point by permanently affixing the
tag to the withdrawal facility.

16. The Permittee shall notify the District within 30 days of the sale or conveyance of permitted water withdrawal
facilities or the land on which the facilities are located.

17. All permits issued pursuant to these Rules are contingent upon continued ownership or legal control of all
property on which pumps, wells, diversions or other water withdrawal facilities are located.




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