Today, the issue is not only
protecting water sources, but also finding & permitting them.
Schreuder, Inc. provides cost-effective, creative & customized solutions to water
use/reuse & environmental issues facing you.
Permitting of Borrow Pit & Water
Management Plan for New Development
Inc. was contracted to develop a conceptual plan for preparation of
applications for Water Use Permit (WUP) and Mining Permit (MP) for a
100-acre borrow pit at a proposed housing development in Manatee County.
One element was that all ground water pumped from the proposed
borrow pit(s) has to remain on-site and cannot be discharged off-site
directly via surface water systems. To accommodate this requirement, SI
proposed excavating the total borrow pit area in several stages.
SI prepared a conceptual plan based on the surface sprinkler irrigation
capacity for the sod farm operations. The SI design was based on the
idea of using the water from the borrow pit dewatering operations to
replace the ground water pumped from the five on-site Floridan Aquifer
wells. The overall water
management plan calls for matching the sod farm irrigation demands with
the shallow ground water supply available from the dewatering operations.
To be able to provide the irrigation water demands at the required
pressures, SI elected to use the existing surface water pumping station
that is located on the surface water lake in the northwest section of