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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.

peter@schreuderwater.us 

Senior Scientist, CEO

     Mr. Schreuder has more than 35 years of water resource consulting experience. He began his work in West Central Florida in 1975, when he was asked to be the project manager for a two year investigation funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USCOE). This was the Four River Basins Study, in which he determined the water demands for public supply, industry, and agriculture in the entire SWFWMD for a 10 and 50 year planning horizon. Following that determination, he prepared an inventory of all the water resources in the 10,000 square mile District. The study concluded study with the preparing of a conceptual engineering designs and preliminary cost estimates for water supply plans to meet the future projected public supply demands. 

    Mr. Schreuder was retained in 1994 by DeSoto and Hardee Counties to provide expert testimony during the administrative hearings regarding the first rule making by the SWFWMD for the entire Southern Water Use Caution Area (SWUCA). In 1995 Mr. Schreuder and his firm were retained by IMC Phosphates Company to prepare a Consolidated Water Use Permit for twelve phosphate mines and three chemical plants covering an area of 300,000 acres. As part of that permit application, Schreuder, Inc. thoroughly evaluated surface and ground water resources and the impact of phosphate mining on them. The firm also constructed, calibrated and ran a four layer ground water flow model covering the entire 5,100 square miles in the SWUCA including Polk, Hardee and parts of Highlands counties.

     In 1994 Mr. Schreuder, as the principal investigator, submitted a proposal to the Florida Institute of Phosphate Research (FIPR) to evaluate the potential of mined phosphate lands to provide additional regional water supply sources for public supply, agriculture and industry. This proposal was funded and led to five additional research contracts. All these contracts culminated in the publication of a final report (listed below) on the feasibility to use mined phosphate lands to expand regional water resources availability. This report contains a description of five projects (two in Polk County) that could provide an additional 84 million gallons per day at an average cost of $ 1.10 per 1000 gallons. This report describes the Aquifer Recharge and Recovery Project (ARRP) concept. Presently Mr. Schreuder is the principal investigator for an ongoing pilot project being operated at the Progress Energy Florida (PEF, formerly Florida Power Corporation) Hines Energy Complex, in which effluent from the City of Bartow is pumped through a wetland then through a tailing sand filter before it will be used to recharge into the Floridan Aquifer through a recharge well. Because of this experience Mr. Schreuder was asked by PEF to assist in obtaining the water resources needed to operate the electric power generating units at the Hines Energy Complex (HEC) in Polk County. His efforts resulted in several approvals of permits issued by the SWFWMD and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). At present Schreuder, Inc. is completing the installation of a 900 foot deep exploratory well at HEC which will be converted in a ARRP recharge well. 

     Mr. Schreuder has prepared for the Clear Springs Land Company an integrated water resources management plan for the 17,000 acre area near Bartow on either side of the Peace River. The integrated water management plan contained a combination of reservoir storage from the Peace Creek flow during flood stages, the garden irrigation concept in which neighborhoods had a central controlled irrigation well system, the ARRP concept using reclaimed on-site clay settling areas (CSA) as wetland treatment system and park and golf course and another CSA as surface water reservoir and boating facility and the on-site tailing sand deposits as natural filters. The water for the garden irrigation wells would be provided by the ARRP recharge wells. Implementing this system would significantly lower the demand on treated drinking water supplies, improve environmental quality of on-site lakes and provide natural treatment of storm water as well as providing flood protection.

     Mr. Schreuder has continued to be actively involved in many investigations concerning the determination of groundwater availability, water quality investigations, aquifer test evaluations, and integrated water resource system analysis in northwest Hillsborough County, the Highlands Ridge area, the southern half of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Citrus, Brevard, Orange, Osceola, Volusia and Collier Counties. He has also provided expert testimony in permit application hearings regarding consumptive use permits, as well as other hydrogeological testimony relating to phosphate mining, landfills and hazardous waste disposal sites.

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