Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 12, 2014
REVISED August 12, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #45

FDEP State Financial Assistance Agreement LP41015 Class V Recharge Well


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Jeff Goodwin, Wastewater Manager - ext. 5235

Action Requested
Authorization for the Chairman to execute the $1 million State Financial Assistance Agreement between Manatee County and DEP for the Class V Recharge Well at the Southwest Wastewater Plant.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.01 Florida Statutes, and Chapter 63-1598, Laws of Florida, as amended.

Background Discussion

This Class V Recharge Well is located at our Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant (not to be confused with the recently permitted recharge wells for the North Regional Wastewater Plant). The funding was appropriated during the 2014 Legislative Session.

The Class V Recharge Well will benefit the reclaimed water use system, minimize surface discharge and improve water quality, and potentially improve groundwater sources in southwest Manatee County by restoring aquifer levels and providing some level of a barrier to saltwater intrusion. This $3 million project will provide an estimated 10 million gallons per day (mgd) of wet weather reclaimed water flows for aquifer recharge/saltwater intrusion barrier at the Southwest Recharge site. Aquifer water levels will be restored in the UFA and the Avon Park Formation will be freshened in an area of saltwater encroachment and the Most Impacted Area (MIA) of the Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA) and will ultimately increase the County’s reclaimed supply for dry season demands.

The Southwest Water Reclamation Facility Class V Recharge Well is listed in the 2014-2018 Manatee County Capital Improvement Program (CIP) as approved by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners September 10, 2013, for $3 million.  Due to increases in construction costs and unanticipated changes in project scope, the cost of the project has increased to approximately $3.7 million as included in the proposed 2015-2019 CIP.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (Utilizes exact document or procedure approved within the last 18 months)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Two (2) executed agreements to Angela Knecht, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Program Administrator, State Revolving Fund Management, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Mail Station 3505, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Not yet determined

Attachment:  New LP Agreement 41015.pdf