notebook - Southwest Florida Water Management District

notebook - Southwest Florida Water Management District

WUP No. 20011400.025 Page 10 of 19 October 30, 2012

3. Address any other demand management or water conservation practices that are in development

or being implemented by the Permittee.

4. Address the Permittee’s practices to utilize recirculation water preferentially over groundwater

withdrawals in the Permittee’s mineral and concentrates projects encompassed by this Permit.

5. The Permittee shall, as part of its AWCPR submission, include an economic, technical, and

environmental feasibility analysis of potential options for reducing groundwater consumption.

These options may include:

a. Potential alternatives to transporting matrix without the use of groundwater, or otherwise

reducing water demands associated with transporting matrix;

b. Potential demand management opportunities associated with reducing the consumption

of Upper Floridan Aquifer groundwater for dilution of discharge water from Gypsum

Stacks during closure;

c. The use of reclaimed water as a water source. The report shall contain an analysis of

reclaimed water sources for the area, including the relative location of these sources to

the Permittee's property, the quantity of reclaimed water available, the quality of the

reclaimed water, the quality of reclaimed water required by Mosaic, the costs required to

treat or blend the available water to that quality, the projected date(s) of availability, costs

associated with obtaining the reclaimed water, and an implementation schedule for

reuse, if feasible. If the use of a reclaimed water source is determined to be feasible,

within 24 months of initial receipt of reclaimed water the Permittee shall submit an

application to modify this water use permit to include reclaimed water as a source of

water. The modification application shall propose placing groundwater quantities on

standby in an amount equal to the documented reliable amount of reclaimed water to be

received. The standby groundwater quantities can be used in the event that some or all

of the alternative source are not available

By June 1, 2022, the Permittee shall provide a comprehensive 10-year report regarding water

conservation initiatives implemented to date and those proposed for the forthcoming final ten years of this

permit. The report shall provide an overview of efforts to implement enhanced water conservation and

increased use of Alternative Water Supplies during the first ten years of this permit, and document the

results of these efforts in reducing reliance upon the Upper Floridan Aquifer as a water source. The

report shall assess the 10-year average water use to date and the expected average water use for the

remaining term of the permit, in relation to the anticipated 20-year average of 55.2 MGD.


No earlier than six months prior to June 1, 2022, the Permittee shall submit a compliance report. At a minimum,

the compliance report shall contain sufficient data to maintain reasonable assurance that the initial conditions for

permit issuance set forth in Chapter 40D-2 and the Basis of Review for Water Use Permits are met for the

remaining duration of the permit. The compliance report shall include data relevant to the following factors, as

developed under the conditions of this permit during the initial ten years hereof, or data otherwise available from

reliable public sources.

Documentation that continued use of the withdrawal quantities authorized under

this permit will not cause quantity or quality changes that adversely impact the water resources, including both

surface and ground waters.

Documentation that use of the permitted withdrawal quantities is efficient and that the permittee

is implementing reasonable and feasible water conservation measures.


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