SWFWMD Governing Board findings

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SWFWMD Governing Board findings
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SWFWMD Governing Board findings after hearing to promulgate further orders re Eldridge-Wilde Well Field operation.
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Pinellas County ( local )
Hearing tests ( jstor )
Runoff irrigation ( jstor )
Irrigation systems ( jstor )
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North America -- United States of America -- Florida


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Box 1, Folder 5 ( FIVE PARTY AGREEMENT ), Item 30
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Till: OPI:RATI ;i BY PfLLLAS O !)1:1 il;;;',P: 73-31
CO(I.n Y OF TiE L l li;;;[:-" ) 'IT (SIUPPl 'I1)F'1 Ji 1 '1:l l .ii ; .
1ELL FIl.LD I[) PIf1).1 AS CCU;;'Y DATI') Ii:Ctl::-!l 13, 1972, A:
DATI:D JULY 11 1973)

This matter came before the PBoard of Governors of the Southwest Fl;: *-:i.

Water Iian-agement District (regulatory), hereinafter referred to as "Bor-.

at a public hearing duly and properly held before tl-heF Board on July 1i, i'7

notice having been duly given to Pinellas County, a political subdiviL.;ici; Vc

the State of Florida, hereinafter referred to as "County," for the purpj-s

of promulgating further orders dealing wVith that certain well field oprc-::..
by Pinellas County in Pinellas County and Hillsborough County, Florida knr',.

as the Eldridge-Ulilde Hell Field, relating to implementation and enforcement

of provisions contained in Order 72-4 entered by this Board on December 13,

1972, including modifications thereto, and the County having been present and

represented by its counseT at said hearing, and the Board, having carefull.v

considered the testimony presented throughout the day long hearing, and

having continued said hearing until Septemiber 12, 1973, at which time the

County was again present and represented by counsel, and having taken adldi-

tional testimony, does find as follows: .

(1:j 1. That Pinellas County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida,

operates a \well field, known as thle Eldridge-llilde Ulle Field, located in Sec.-
tion 1, 11 and 12, Township 27 Southl, Range 16 East, and Section 6, Townshlip

27 South, Range 17 East, for thle withdrawal of groundwl;ater.

2. That tiie lands described above, and thle groundwa.fter withdrawal there-
"froCm, are .within the boundaries of the District, and thle withldraw:al thlerefrom

Is subject to the rules, regulations and authority of the District.

3. That there now exists thile nece;ssity for regulating thle withdrawal of

water from said well field, in order to obtain th1 most beneficial use of the
Skater cr.;isouc:S; of tlhe State nd to potct the public helt h, Safety and

IT IS 1li' E P O;! 0 LD A; r Li CU; :

Exhibit j^ Pno /of

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VXC d I i. d I c i 1 r

b. Such average daily withdrawal shall not exceed "3 Iod 'i iq

April 15, 1974.

c. That tlh e maximum daily w! withdrawal shall not exceed 44 Vmj!i.

2. a. Tlhat aquifer testing of the well field shall be conducted rnd:r

direction and supervision of the District prior to February 1, 1974.

b. That a public hearing shall be held at the board mectinc nJ:.-

following completion and analysis of such aquifer testing to consider et:ib-

lishing regulatory levels and controls in lieu of maximum withdrawal ra;es

set forth hereinabove.

3. That reports of withdrawals for each preceding weekly period shall

be made by Pinellas County to the District by telephone not later than 4:00

p.m. on the follo'w-ing I,'onday and certified in writing by letter posted not

later than IMonday midnight on forms to be provided by the District.

4. That weekly periods shall commence at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday of

each week.

5. That Pinellas County shall:

a. Immediately complete pumping tests of wells in the vicinity of

_, East Lake Road, keeping the District advised of progress on a weekly basis.

b. Proceed i:nediately witll installation and testing of additional

wells in thie vicinity of East Lake Road in Pinollas County completing con-

structionl of two such wells by January 1, 1974; of two such wells by Febru-

ary 1, 1974 and of the last two wells by lIlarch 1, 1974.

c. Proceed i :'mediatcly withl construction of weirs or otleicr neces-

sary facilities to reduce runoff from thle well field property com:npleting
construction by Novcemlber 1, 1973.

san;ds of 1ldr , llel eld wi th excess w telr.

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wat'rr f(rom' the Pinll County systun prohibi tNing ,.prin li1n of l '

(' ornament lis during the daylight hours.

f. Encourage and support Clearvvrater in its efforts to i ns ;J! I

tional Awells.

g. Encourage and support municipalities and others, if any. lo ;::.

tap the aquifers within their respective jurisdictions.

h. Effective prior to October 1, 1973 require shallow irrigt::. .:'. ;r

and distribution systems for new developments which require irrigation

1. Require low volume -water closets for all replacements and al!

future construction throughout the County effective not later than January ,,

j. Require maximum use of retention ponding of storm runoff atier

for irrigation purposes for all future developments effective prior to Octo-

ber 1, 1973.

k. Force the abandonment of all special irrigation water meters

throughout thle Pinellas County ^,ater System (P.C.IJ.S,) prior to January 1,, 1974.

1i. Require municipalities-being furnished wholesale water from P.C.U.S.

to prohIibit installation of meters of a size that would provide for lawn sprin-

/. king in conjunction witl domestic use after October 1i, 1973.

m. Continue the surcharge schedule previously adopted by thle County

to promote water conservation; complete a water rate study and implement reco(t::i-
mendations by January 1, 1974.

n. Require that County and City public grounds use shallow wells, re-

cycled water or surface runoff for irrigation after January 1, 1974.

o. Conduct studies on the recycling of \.waste water, including force

main pulmpingJ of effluent to recharge areas, and require development of re-

cyclin g systems.

cititory to p[ l ct l: water con ,rvation.

Ex nt .... !',3' of j

theI fiIrst of each monthly.
ft 6. T7lat a plan for the allocation of water to any user, as lro ..

for rin thie later Resources Act of 1972, as amended, haIs not been put ,, "
effect by the District at the tini-e this order Is entered; therefore, -iL
District is unable, at this time to make any allocations of water to .mly I';- ,
and this order is not to be considered In any way as such an allocate.: ,.! .

7. That this order is supplem,-ental to Order Number 72-4 herctofo,,',o:
entered by the Board on December 13, 1972 as amended by Order Nwumber 73-2'0
dated July 11, 1973.

DONE and ORDERED this twelfth day of September, 1973.





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