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Consumptive Uses of Water

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For consumptive use permitting purposes, the District is divided into three permitting areas; Permit Areas A, B, and C. (See Permit Area Map in Adobe Acrobat format). Unless exempted by law or rule, a consumptive use permit is required for the following:

Ground Water Withdrawals

Permit Area A

  • All non-exempt water uses regardless of well size or withdrawal amounts.

Permit Area B

  • Withdrawals which exceed an annual daily average of 100,000 gallons; or
  • Combined withdrawal capacity of the well(s) exceeds 1,000,000 gallons a day; or
  • Withdrawals from a well(s) six-inches or larger in diameter; or
  • Any withdrawal for Community public supply or bottled water use.

Permit Area C

  • Withdrawals which exceed 1,400,000 gallons in any single day; or
  • Withdrawals from a well(s) ten-inches or larger in diameter; or
  • Any withdrawal for community public supply or bottled water water use.

Surface Water Withdrawals (Regardless of Location)

  • Withdrawals from a lake, pond, river, stream, or impoundment which exceed an average daily withdrawal of 100,000 gallons, or exceed 1,000,000 gallons on any single day or 10 percent of the base flow of the supplying water body; or
  • In Gadsden County, in addition to the above thresholds, surface water withdrawals using a pipe(s) or combination of pipes whose outside diameter(s) equals 4 inches or larger; or
  • Any withdrawal for community public supply or bottled water water use.

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