Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 1:30 p.m. - May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014 - Work Session (Afternoon)
Agenda Item #1

Deep Well Injection System Permits

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Mike Gore, Utilities Director, ext. 5323
Jeff Goodwin, Wastewater Manager, ext. 5235
Mark Simpson, Water Manager, ext. 5258

Action Requested

Work session - no action required

Discuss permit applications submitted by Manatee County to construct and operationally test a Class V injection well system and a Class I injection well system.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Chapter 403, Florida Statutes

Background Discussion

During wet weather season, there exists a need to dispose of excess treated wastewater (i.e. reclaimed) in accordance with DEP rules. Conditions are such that compliance is not always attainable. Class V injection wells would rectify those conditions ensuring compliance.

In 2012 discussions began taking place with DEP regarding future and existing needs for waste stream disposal of various types in Manatee County, including industrial enterprise, Piney Point wastewater, and the future brine from the proposed RO facility. Concluding that a Class V injection well would be needed and applied for, construction was deemed most economical and advantageous if completed sooner rather than later.

An original concept was presented to the Board of County Commissioners during a March 5, 2013, work session. Permits were applied for November 25, 2013, and a public meeting was held on April 16, 2014, for public input. The deadline for public input has been extended as a result of the public meeting for all comments to be received.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other

Working with the County Attorney's Office throughout the process.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
not specified