SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG )
CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT ) ORDER
APPLICATION NO. 7500003 )
SAfter due notice a Public Hearing was held before the Governing Board
of the District on Wednesday, January 14, 1976 and February 18, 1976 in the
Board Room, District Headquarters, Southwest Florida Water Management District,
U. S. 41 South, Brooksville, Florida, to consider Application No. 7500003 for
a Consumptive Use Permit for water in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicant
was present and represented by Counsel at said Hearing. The Board, after hearing
and considering testimony and receiving and examining documentary evidence, makes
the following Findings of Fact:
1. The City of St. Petersburg applied on September 9, 1975 for a permit for
public water supply as an existing use of 9 mgd and a new use of 18 mgd from
6 wells located in Hillsborough County for off-site consumption.
2. The City has requested an average annual withdrawal of 18 mgd and a maximum
daily withdrawal of 22 mgd.
3. The Application No. 7500003 as amended with attachments, letters of
objections, copy of proof of publications of notice of hearings which was
published in Tampa Tribune on December 23 and 30, 1975, and notices to those
listed under Chapterl6J-2.06(2)(c), Florida Administrative Code, were
received into the record.
4. Testimony was received by the applicant's representatives, consultants and
District staff on the effects of withdrawing the requested amounts of water.
5. Testimony was presented by the District staff that the applicant has requested
to increase the average annual withdrawal from 9 mgd to 18 mgd. Regulatory
levels will have to be utilized as.a regulatory tool to regulate withdrawals.
The application is for a use that is a reasonable and beneficial one; con-
sistent with the public interest; will not interfere with any legal use
existing at time of application; will not cause the rate of flow of a
stream or other watercourse to be lowered below the minimum rate of flow
established by the Board; will not cause the level of potentiometric surface
to be lowered below the Board's established regulatory levels; will not lower
the level of the surface of water to below the minimum level set by the Board;
will not significantly induce salt-water encroachment; will not, based
on study of water table response, cause the water table to be lowered so
that lake stages or vegetation will be adversely and significantly affected
on lands other than those owned, leased, or controlled by the applicant;
but the amount of water consumptively used will exceed the water crop by
2667% based on the fact that the available water crop is 675,000 gallons
6. The well field has been regulated by existing regulatory levels which should
eliminate future water level declines. Data collected indicate the regulatory
levels are protecting the water resources of the area.
7. The proposed withdrawal of water in the quantities requested will cause a
drawdown of the potentiometric surface at the boundaries of the applicant's
well field by more than five feet; but will not cause the water table under
the applicant's well field to be lowered by more than three feet or cause
the level of the surface of water in any lake or impoundment other than
within the applicant's well field property to be lowered more than one foot
or cause the potentiometric surface to be lowered below sea level.
Based upon the testimony heard and the documentary evidence received
and the Findings of Fact made as set out hereinabove, the Board makes the
CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
The parties have properly proceeded under Chapter 373, Florida Statutes,
and the Rules promulgated pursuant thereto. The testimony heard and documentary
evidence received permit the Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water
Management District to grant the application for a Consumptive Use Permit with
certain restrictions to protect the natural resources of the area.
IT IS THEREUPON
The Staff of Southwest Florida Water Management District is authorized
and directed to issue a Permit on Application No. 7500003 containing the terms
and conditions set forth in Exhibit I, attached hereto.
DATED: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
DERRILL S. McATEER, CHAIRMAN
THOMAS M. VAN DER VEER, SECRETARY
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
CONSUMPTIVE USE PERMIT
PERMIT GRANTED TO: PERMIT NO. 7500003
DATE PERMIT GRANTED:
City of St. Petersburg DATE PERMIT APPLICATION
FILED: September 9, 1975
P. 0. Box 2842 PERMIT EXPIRES ON: December 31, 1980
SOURCE CLASSIFICATION: Floridan Aquifer
St. Petersburg, Florida USE CLASSIFICATION: Public Supply
(Legal Name and Address)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PERMIT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. That all statements in the application and in supporting data are
true and accurate and based upon the best information available,
and that all conditions set forth herein will be complied with. If
any of the statements in the application and in the supporting data
are found to be untrue and inaccurate, or if applicant fails to comply
with all of the conditions set forth herein, then this Permit shall
automatically become null and void.
2. This Permit is predicated upon the assertion by applicant that the
use of water applied for and granted is and continues to be a reason-
able beneficial use as defined in Section 379.019(5), Florida
Statutes, is and continues to be consistent with the public interest,
and will not interfere with any legal use of water existing on the
date this Permit is granted.
3. In granting this Permit, SWFWMD has, by regulation, reserved from use
by applicant, water in such locations and quantities, for such seasons
of the year, as it determines may be required for the protection of
fish and wildlife and the public health and safety. Such reservations
are subject to periodic review and revision in light of changed
4. Based upon the application and supporting documents, SWFWMD finds
that the applicant's use of water was in existence before January 1,
1975 at the rate of 9 million gallons per day .
5. Nothing in this Permit should be construed to limit the authority of
Southwest Florida Water Management District to declare water shortages
and issue orders pursuant to Section 373.175, Florida Statutes, or to
formulate a plan for implementation during periods of water shortage
pursuant to Section 373.246, Florida Statutes.
6. This Permit authorizes the applicant named above to make a maximum
combined average annual withdrawal of 18.0 million gallons of water
per day with a maximum combined withdrawal rate not to
exceed 22.0 mgd during a single day. Withdrawals are
authorized as shown in the table below.
7. WITHDRAWAL POINT GALLONS PER DAY GALLONS PER DAY
LATITUDE LONGITUDE MAXIMUM AVERAGE
280700 823059 4500000 3300000
280652 823011 2000000 1500000
280708 823011 3500000 3200000
280721 823011 3500000 3200000
280740 823034 3450000 3140000
280740 823020 5000000 3660000
8. The use of said water is restricted to the use classification set forth
above. Any change in the use of said water will require a modification
of this Permit.
9. In the event an emergency water shortage should be declared, the
District may alter, modify or declare to be inactive, all or parts of
this Permit. An authorized District Representative may, at any
reasonable time, enter the property to inspect the facilities and may
require that this Permit be shown.
10. Applicant shall comply with the following conditions, and if Applicant
fails to comply with them then this Permit shall automatically become
null and void.
A. That the City, its agents and employees, shall not withdraw or cause
to be withdrawn, from the wells in the aforesaid Section 21 Well Field,
Hillsborough County, Florida, any amount of water which will cause the
weekly average elevation of the potentiometric surface of the Floridan
Aquifer as determined cumulatively, to be less than:
(a) Thirty-three (33) feet above mean sea level, as measured at the
"Hillsborough 13" Observation Well (280704N0823030).
(b) Thirty-four (34) feet above mean sea level, as measured at
"Jackson 26A" Observation Well (280753N0823059).
B. In connection with the operation of Section 21 Well Field:
(a) At no time shall the weekly average elevations of the potentiometric
surface of the Floridan Aquifer be.more than 3 feet below the
elevations set forth in Paragraph 1 above.
(b) Weekly average elevations shall be calculated by adding together the
high reading for each day and the low reading for each day, then
dividing the sum thereof by 14; each weekly period shall commence
at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday of each week.
(c) The weekly average elevations shall be determined cumulatively
from November 1, 1973 through September 30, 1974. A new production
year shall start on October 1, 1974 and each October 1 thereafter.
Cumulative weekly average elevations shall not carry over from one
production year to another.
C. Reports of weekly average elevations for each weekly period shall be
made by City to District by telephone on the following Monday and
confirmed in writing on forms to be provided by District; such weekly
periods shall commence at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday of each week.
D. That the City construct and install a totalizing flow meter on the
Well No. 3A (280607N823528W).
E. The total maximum withdrawal from the Section 21 and Cosme-Odessa Well
Fields shall not exceed 168 million gallons per week, which amount
shall not be figured cumulatively; provided that during any six (6)
weeks in the production year 1976, the City can pump an additional 21
million gallons per week in excess of the 168 million gallons per
week. However, all production by the City shall be reasonably
balanced between-the two well fields.
F. This permit is issued pursuant to Part 2 of Chapter 16J, F.A.C.
and authorizes the consumptive use of water.
CONSUMPTIVE USE SECTION
WATER RESOURCES DIVISION.
Applicant hereby certified that applicant is the owner of the property covered
by this application, that the information contained in this application is true
and accurate and, if applicant is a corporation or a partnership, that the
undersigned has the legal authority to execute this application and affidavit on
behalf of said corporation or partnership.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this day of
My Commission Expires:
Signature of Applicant