Title: SWFWMD Individual Water Use Pemit for Cosme-Odessa Wellfield - Jan. 1998
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
INDIVIDUAL WATER USE PERMIT NO. 200004.02
COSME-ODESSA WELLFIELD


EXPIRATION DATE: JANUARY 17, 2001 PERMIT ISSUE DATE: January _, 1998

THE PERMITTED IS 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.

This water use is being authorized under the provisions of Chapter 373, F.S., and District rules subject to the terms
and conditions set forth below.

GRANTED TO:
.West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority and City of St. Petersburg
2535 Landmark Drive, Suite 211 1635 3rd Avenue North
Clearwater, FL 34621 St. Petersburg, FL 33713

The above named parties are herein jointly referred to as "Permittee" or individually as the "City of St. Petersburg" 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 for public supply from the Cosme-Odessa Wellfield to the
service area of the City of St. Petersburg and the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority's interconnected
regional system. This Permit is issued pursuant to Governing Board Final Order No. SWF 98- dated
,1998 (the "Final Order"), entered in DOAH Case Nos. 95-1520, 1521, 1522, 1523, 1525, 1526, 1527,
and 1528, under the provisions of Section 373.171, F.S. The Final Order is incorporated herein by reference. In the
event that the Final Order is overturned on appeal, then this Water Use Permit shall be null and void and of no further
force and effect.

Adverse environmental impacts have been demonstrated to exist and to be ongoing as a result of pumping at Cosme-
Odessa Wellfield. Continued pumping from this wellfield at the quantities granted by this permit will continue to cause
adverse environmental impacts. For these reasons, the environmental condition for issuance (Rule 40D-2.301(1)(c),
F.A.C.) and the reasonable-beneficial use and public interest conditions for issuance in Section 373.223(1), F.S. are
not met.

In order to protect public health, safety and welfare and the interests of the water users affected, the Governing Board
concludes that it is necessary to rely on the Governing Board's powers under Section 373.171, F.S., to issue this
permit.

It is the Governing Board's intent that the Permittee reduce withdrawals from this wellfield in order to reduce, eliminate
or avoid adverse environmental impacts; that such reduction in withdrawals result in an equal reduction in quantities
permitted in the future for this wellfield regardless of increased demand; and that reasonable present and future
demand be satisfied solely from environmentally sustainable sources of supply. Thus, the Permittee shall maximize
the utilization of reuse and conservation measures, and develop alternative sources of water supply in order to
substantially reduce withdrawals.


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It is the Governing Board's further intent to synchronize the review of applications for renewal of the Water Use Permits
for the Cosme-Odessa, Cross Bar Ranch, Eldridge-Wilde, Section 21, South Pasco, Cypress Creek, Starkey, North
Pasco, Cypress Bridge, and Morris Bridge Wellfields and for the Tampa Bypass Canal and Hillsborough River
Reservoir. The last of these permits expires on January 17, 2001 (the permit for Morris Bridge Wellfield).
Synchronized review will facilitate the District's ongoing regulation of these wellfields and facilities. Thus, the term of
this permit shall expire on January 17, 2001.

The Permittee is allowed to withdraw up to 10,000,000 gallons per day ("GPD") on an annual average daily basis, and
14,600,000 GPD on a peak monthly basis, subject to the terms and conditions imposed herein. Previously permitted
quantities were up to 12,000,000 GPD annual average and 22,000,000 GPD Maximum Daily, as further limited by
permit conditions.


TOTAL QUANTITIES AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS PERMIT
ANNUAL AVERAGE: UP TO 10,000,000 GPD AND PEAK MONTHLY: UP TO 14,600,000 GPD
SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW


See Production Withdrawal Table for quantities permitted for each withdrawal point.


PROPERTY LOCATION:



WATER USE CAUTION AREA:

APPLICATION FILED:

ACRES:


WATER USE:


SERVICE AREA NAME:


PER CAPITAL USE:

USE TYPE:


Hillsborough County, approximately 2 miles northwest of the community of
Citrus Park, FL; and 1.5 miles southwest of the intersection of Gunn Highway
(S.R. 587) and Van Dyke Road (S.R. 685A).

Northern Tampa Bay

August 18, 1992

591.5 Owned 50,726.0 Serviced


Public Supply


Primary: City of St. Petersburg
Secondary: Other Municipalities

122

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


PRODUCTION WITHDRAWAL TABLE:


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I.D. NO.
PERMITTEEI
DISTRICT
1C/1
2 /2
3A/3
4 /4
5 /5
6A/6
7A/7
8 /8
9A/9
10/10 2
12A/11
16/12
18/13 ;
19/14
20/15
21/16 2
23/17
24/18
25/19
30/20
31/21
32/22
34/23


LOCATION
LATILONG
280549/823550
280553/823542
280604/823528
280611/823514
280619/823513
280628/823509
280642/823456
280648/823447
280635/823502
280652/823417
280711/823413
280602/823502
280602/823521
280610/823502
280616/823530
280621/823537
280719/823419
280723/823419
280732/823420
280809/823431
280816/823432
280821/823433
280834/823439


DIAM.
(INCHES)
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12


DEPTH
TOTAL/CASED
345 / 105
305 / 65
335/128
345/ 65
350/ 89
333/ 84
324 / 138
345 / 82
318/ 96
300/ 60
300/ 88
300 / 100
320 / 111
312/115
310/ 72
320/ 80
354/ 98
357 / 97
350/ 98
385/ 93
374/102
300 / 84
352 / 100


USE
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS
PS


GALLONS PER DAY
ANNUAL PEAK
AVERAGE MONTHLY
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000
522,000 740,000


PS=Public Supply

DISTRICT
I.D. NO.
1&2
3,4,5,6,9,12,
13,14, 15 & 16
7&8
10, 11, 17, 18 & 19
20, 21 & 22
23


SECTION/TOWNSHIPIRANGE
34/27/17

27/27/17
26/27/17
23/27/17
14/27/17
11/27/17


STANDARD CONDITIONS
The Permittee shall comply with the Standard Conditions attached hereto as Exhibit "A" and incorporated herein
by reference.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
All conditions referring to approval by the Regulation Department Director, shall refer to the Tampa Regulation


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Department Director.

1. SUBMISSION OF DATA AND REPORTS

A. DATA REPORTS
The Permittee shall provide one copy of the following data reports to the District: pumpage, rainfall,
evapotranspiration, water levels or water quality. All reports of data required by this 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. OTHER REPORTS
For other reports or plans, unless otherwise indicated, three copies shall be provided to the District.
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, "MGD" meaning million
gallons per day). 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 23,
Permittee ID No(s). 1C, 2, 3A, 4, 5, 6A, 7A, 8, 9A, 10, 12A, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32 and 34,
shown above in the production withdrawal table are estimates based on historic and/or projected distribution
of pumpage, 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 pumpage from permitted sources.
The Permittee may make adjustments in pumping distribution as necessary, up to the peak monthly quantity
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 10,000,000 GPD and 14,600,000 GPD, respectively.

4. PERIODIC 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"). An original and 11 copies of the Compliance Plan shall be submitted
to the Governing Board at its fourth regular monthly meeting following the effective date of this permit. The
Compliance Plan shall include a schedule, including milestones, to ensure full and timely compliance with
such Special Conditions.

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permit, and at every fourth 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 implementing the Compliance Plan (hereinafter referred to as the "Progress Report").

It is the Governing Board's intent that the Permittee keep District staff apprised of the Permittee's planning
and progress so that District staff may be prepared to address the Governing Board and respond to the
Permittee's presentation and to questions from the Governing Board. 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 Tampa Regulation Department, and other District staff members, at a place designated by the
Director, to discuss the details of the Permittee's forthcoming presentation to the Governing Board and to
review a copy of the Compliance Plan or Progress Report, as the case may be, to be submitted at the
upcoming Goveming Board meeting. The Permittee shall furnish the Director with an original and 11 copies
of the Compliance Plan or Progress Report, in final form, to be submitted to the Governing Board as soon as
they are available, but in no event later than 14 days prior to the upcoming Governing Board meeting.

5. REDUCTION OF ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
The Permittee shall investigate the following measures for reduction of continuing adverse environmental
impacts:

A. ADDITIONAL SUPPLY AND IMPACT REDUCTION MEASURES

Interconnecting with South Central Hillsborough water supply sources
Interconnecting the Tampa Bypass Canal/Hillsborough River Reservoir
Installing supply wells along existing and proposed water pipelines
Establishing uniform water pressure and quality standards for interconnected systems
Developing surface water sources
SDeveloping desalination capacity
Developing aquifer storage and recovery systems
SRehydrating stressed lakes and wetlands including use of stormwater and reclaimed water
Deepening well casings

B. CONSERVATION MEASURES

Implementing the U.S.Energy Policy Act of 1994
Toilet rebate/replacement
Fixture retrofit
Clothes washer rebate/replacement
Dishwasher rebate/replacement
Irrigation and landscape evaluation
Irrigation/landscape rebate
Cisterns/rain water harvesting rebate
Industrial/commercial/institutional audits and repair
Xeriscape landscape principles
Educational

Those measures listed under subparagraph B were identified in the Authority's Water Resource
Development Plan dated July 3, 1995. 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 wellfield.


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Nt 1 The Compliance Plan and the Progress Reports shall detail the Permittee's evaluation of such measures,
lA~,OtE the Permittee's findings, and the Permittee's intentions and schedules to implement such measures. If
| the Permittee intends not to implement any one or more of such measures, the Compliance Plan or
SProgress Report shall include an explanation of the rationale for such intention.
The Permittee is hereby advised of the Governing Board's intent that withdrawals be reduced in the future
at this wellfield in order to reduce, avoid or eliminate adverse impacts; that such reduction in withdrawals
result in an equal reduction in permitted quantities in the future from this wellfield regardless of increased
demand; and that reasonable present and future demand be satisfied solely from environmentally
sustainable sources of supply.

Accordingly, any such reduction in withdrawals at this wellfield which could reasonably have been
achieved by the Permittee's implementation of measures to be investigated pursuant to this Special
Condition 5, but which the Permittee has elected not to implement, shall be taken into account by the
District in reviewing any future permit application.

6. REUSE OF RECLAIMED WATER
The City of St. Petersburg shall increase as soon as practicable the total number of reclaimed water
connections to at least 17,000. The City of St. Petersburg shall have a minimum of 2,000 new connections
(over and above the number of connections in existence as of May 29, 1997) in place no later than August
1, 1999. The means and methods to be proposed by the City of St. Petersburg to satisfy this Special Condition
6 shall be included in the Compliance Plan and 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.

As found in the Final Order, expansion of the reuse program in accordance with this provision could result in
a reduction in demand for potable water of 5 MGD. In the event that a tribunal of competent jurisdiction
determines that this Special Condition 6 is invalid to the extent that it requires expansion of the reuse program,
and the City of St. Petersburg elects not to implement such expansion, then any reduction in withdrawal at
this wellfield which could reasonably have been achieved by the City of St. Petersburg's expansion of the
reuse program shall be taken into account by the District in reviewing any future permit application.

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
Permitee 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 as part of the
Compliance Plan submitted pursuant to Special Condition 4. The revisions shall include without
limitation the following items:

Identification of monitoring stations to provide accurate and comprehensive representations of


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wetlands and surface waters which are not adversely impacted by ground water withdrawal
(control stations, reference sites, and regional control stations) as well as wetlands and surface
waters which are 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.

SMeasurement of subsurface water levels, by use of a piezometer nested with the staff gauge,
when no standing water is present at the staff gauge.

Establishment of a National Geodetic Vertical Datum ("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 for Water Use Permitting.

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., sites
specified in said rule shall be considered impacted using the criteria adopted in Chapter 40D-8
F.A.C. Adverse environmental 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 Tampa 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 provisions of the
EMP as necessary to ensure the protection of the water resources and to ensure coordination with
environmental monitoring of other public supply wellfields within the Northwest Hillsborough Study
Area (i.e., Northwest Hillsborough Regional, South Pasco and Section 21).

4. In conjunction with the first Progress Report required by Special Condition 4, 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 Tampa Regulation Department. The reconnaissance areas must be submitted in writing within 60 days
of permit issuance for approval by the Director of the Tampa Regulation Department. The approved
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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 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 Tampa 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 Tampa Regulation Department as necessary to ensure the protection of water resources.

8. ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION
As part of the second Progress Report required by Special Condition 4, 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 Tampa 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 within the Northwest Hillsborough Study Area (i.e.,
Northwest Hillsborough Regional, South Pasco and Section 21).

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 water withdrawal at this wellfield.

9. WATER USE CAUTION AREA CONDITIONS

A. PER CAPITAL USE
The Permittee shall maintain a per capital water rate equal to or less than 150 GPD. This standard shall
remain in effect until modified by rule. By January 1, 2001, the District may establish a new per capital
water use standard. Based on current information, the per capital water use goal may be established by
rule at 130 GPD.

By April 1 of each year for the preceding period of October 1 through September 30, the Permittee shall
submit a report detailing:

The population served;
S Significant deducted uses, the associated quantity, and conservation measures applied to these
uses;
Total withdrawals;
Treatment losses;
Environmental mitigation quantities;
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


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Documentation of reuse and desalination credits, if taken.

If for some reason the Permittee does not achieve the specified per capital rate, the report shall document
why the rate and requirements were not achievable, measures taken to attempt meeting them, and a plan
to bring the permit into compliance. This report is subject to District approval. If the report is not
approved, the Permittee is in violation of the Water Use Permit.

The District will evaluate information submitted by Permittees who do not achieve these requirements to
determine whether the lack of achievement is justifiable and a variance is warranted. 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. For
such Permittees, 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 and will become requirements.

B. WATER CONSERVING RATE STRUCTURE
The Permittee shall maintain a water-conservation oriented rate structure.

C. WATER AUDITS
The Permittee shall conduct water audits of the water distribution system during each management
period. 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 12 percent unaccounted-for water shall
include a schedule for remedial action, followed by appropriate actions. Audits shall be completed and
reports documenting the results of the audit shall be submitted as an element of the report required in the
per capital condition, to the Permits Data Section by April 1, 1999. Water audit reports shall include a
schedule for remedial action if needed.

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

The number of single family dwelling units served and their total water use;
The number of multi-family dwelling units served and their total water use; and
The number of mobile homes served and their total water use.

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.

E. RECLAIMED WATER USE REPORT
By April 1 of each year for the preceding period of October 1 through September 30, the Permittee shall
submit a report detailing:

S Quantity of total reclaimed water provided by the Permittee for reuse on both a total annual average
daily and monthly basis;
S For all individual customer reuse connections with line sizes of 4-inches or greater, list:


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account name and address;
Location of connections) by latitude longitude;
line size;
meter (yes or no); and
metered quantities, if metered.

The annual average daily quantities, monthly quantities, locations, and methods of disposal for
effluent that is not reused.

A map or plan depicting the area of reuse service including any areas projected to be added within
the next year, if possible.

10. 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 23 and 301 (Cosme-Odessa Wellfield Master Meter), Permittee ID Nos. 1C, 2, 3A,
4, 5, 6A, 7A, 8, 9A, 10, 12A, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32, 34, and MM (Cosme-Odessa
Wellfield Master Meter). Such devices) shall have and maintain at all times an accuracy within five
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 fifteenth day of the following month. In addition, total wellfield
withdrawal for the Cosme-Odessa Wellfield shall be recorded on a daily basis from District ID No.
301 (Cosme-Odessa Wellfield Master Meter) and reported to the Permits Data Section (using
District forms) on or before the fifteenth day of the following month.

The Cosme-Odessa Wellfield Master Meter (District ID No. 301) 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 Cosme-
Odessa Wellfield 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 AND PREVENTIVEICORRECTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM and the
NOTIFICATION AND CORRECTION OF METERING DISCREPANCIES conditions of this permit
to correct the discrepancy.

2. METER CALIBRATION. TESTING AND PREVENTIVEICORRECTIVE 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


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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 and Cosme-Odessa
Wellfield Master Meter) 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
The Permittee shall maintain a rain gauge (District ID No(s). 201, Permittee ID No. Cosme Plant) in the
area around Cosme-Odessa Wellfield. Total daily rainfall shall be recorded at this station and submitted
to the Permits Data Section (using District forms) on or before the fifteenth day of the following month.
The reporting period for these data shall begin on the first day of each month and end on the last day of
each month. Within 60 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall submit the location of this rain gauge
on an original blue line aerial map or United States Geological Survey quadrangle map, or by providing
latitude longitude location.

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
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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. 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, as necessary to ensure the protection of the resource.

District ID No./
Permittee ID No.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 2
3
C1 2 3A 4 5 6A 7A 8 9A 10 12A 16 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 30 31 32 3
4

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. WATER QUALITY CONCENTRATION LIMITS
The District reserves the right to set chloride, sulfate and TDS concentration limits on any production well
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 well. If the District determines that long-term upward trends or other significant water
quality changes are occurring, the District may reconsider the quantities permitted.

E. APPROVED DISTRICT STAFF GAUGEIRECORDING OF LAKE LEVELS
Within 30 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall install a District-approved staff gauge(s) and report
measurements of lake water levels on a monthly basis. Measurements shall take place in the same week
of each month. Where feasible, water levels shall be recorded on the same day of each month. The staff
gauge(s) shall be surveyed and referenced to the NGVD, and a copy of the survey including location and
latitude and longitude shall be submitted with the first water level data report. The staff gauge(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. 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. 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


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of such an occurrence. Other lakes may be added through the HYDROLOGIC MONITORING
NETWORK condition of this permit.

District ID No. Permittee ID Water Body Latitude/Longitude Recording Frequency

101 Rogers SG Lake Rogers Permittee to provide Monthly

102 Horse Horse Lake Permittee to provide Monthly

103 Raleigh Lake Raleigh Permittee to provide Monthly

F. HYDROLOGIC MONITORING NETWORK
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 by the Permittee
in their 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 this wellfield. 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 wellfield 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 surficial and Floridan
aquifer monitoring wells (and their construction details), lake staff gauges and rain gauges (e.g. Authority
and its member government data 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
District's Permits Data Section by the fifteenth day of the month following data collection.

11. REGULATORY LEVELS
The Permittee shall manage the pumping from Cosme-Odessa Wellfield 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 below.

District ID No. Regulatory Level in Feet Above Mean Sea Level
24 (Calm 33A) 24.0
25 (James 11) 25.0
26 (Cosme 3) 20.0


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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 weekly average shall continue to be determined cumulatively. 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 of each year. Cumulative weekly average elevations shall not carry over from one production year to
another. Production causing cumulative weekly average elevations in the monitoring wells to drop below the
regulatory levels shall only be permitted during the first eight weeks of each production year.

The Permittee shall continue to manage the wellfield in a manner as to avoid recurring weekly average
elevations (non-cumulative) of the potentiometric surface of the Floridan aquifer that are more than 3 feet
below regulatory levels for the monitor wells set forth in the table above. The District will continue to collect
the water level recorder hydrographs from each regulatory well on a regular basis, and verify weekly average
elevations calculated from each well. The weekly average elevation (non-cumulative) of the potentiometric
surface of the Floridan aquifer shall not be allowed to drop more than 3 feet below the levels set forth in the
table above, for more than a total of 8 weeks on an annual basis. During the 8 weeks, the weekly average
elevation (non-cumulative) shall not drop more than 5 feet below the level set forth in the table above. Weekly
average elevations (non-cumulative) more than 3 feet below regulatory levels are subject to District review
in light of changed conditions.

12. INVESTIGATION OF COMPLAINTS
In conformance with Chapter 373, F.S. 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 Regulation Department Director, for review


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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 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.

13. 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.

14. IDENTIFICATION. CONVERSION AND ABANDONMENT OF WELLS
Within 60 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall provide a list of all existing wells associated with the
wellfield which are not used for production or required to be monitored by this permit. Such wells shall be
properly 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, in writing from the
Regulation Department Director.

15. SUBMISSION OF GEOPHYSICAL LOGS AND AQUIFER TESTING
Within 90 days of permit issuance, the Permittee shall provide the results and any and all interpretive analysis
or reports regarding all geophysical logging and aquifer testing conducted between January 1990 and the date
of permit issuance. Any interpretive analysis or report shall be signed and sealed by a Professional Geologist
or Professional Engineer licensed by the State of Florida. All raw data shall be included with such analysis
or reports (including copies of all video logs).

16. WELLFIELD ANNUAL REPORT
The Permittee shall provide a comprehensive and concise annual report ("Annual Report") describing the
operation of the withdrawal facilities and an assessment of the water resources and environmental systems.
An assessment of the water resources and environmental systems of the wellfield area is required for all
sections listed below. The Annual 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 Annual
Report. Six copies of the Annual Report shall be submitted to the Permits Data Section by April 1 of each
year. The Annual Report shall cover the preceding water year period from October 1 to September 30. The
specific elements of the Annual Report are listed below:

A. WATER USE
Pumpage quantity and water distribution information collected for Special Condition 10 of this permit shall
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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 Cosme-Odessa service area 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 Cosme-Odessa Wellfield sources
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 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.

D. OTHER
The Permittee shall include in its Annual Report the reports required by Special Condition 9.

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
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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 permit does not authorize, and does not relieve, the Permittee 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 apply to the District for approval to withdraw water from this wellfield in excess of the
permitted quantity so long as the increase in withdrawal is balanced by a decrease in withdrawal or
withdrawals at one or a combination of the following wellfields: Section 21, South Pasco, and Northwest
Hillsborough Regional.

D. In the event of an inconsistency between the Special Conditions and the Standard Conditions of this
Water Use Permit, the Special Conditions shall control.







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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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

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

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. The Permittee shall mitigate, to the satisfaction of the District, any adverse impact to existing legal uses
caused by withdrawals. When adverse impacts occur or are imminent, the District shall require the Permittee


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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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

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

15. 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.

16. 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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