Title: "Chair Names, Governing Board Members Welcomed." SWFWMD Water Management Monthly. April 1999. 1p.
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Chair Named, Governing Board Members Welcomed Dist

A Governing Board chair was named and three College and is filling the seat formerly held by Brenda WV te
newly appointed members were given the oath of Menendez. Her term ends March 2002. Stinnette-Taylor T
office during the Board's March meeting. is 38 years old.
In February, James E. Martin was named acting In addition, Brenda Menendez, 42, of Tampa
chair when former Chairman Jim Allen's term received the Oath of Office. She was appointed to fill the The Govet
expired on March 1. At the March meeting, the remaining year of Ray Campo's Board seat. Campo's offer a water use pen
Governing Board voted unanimously for Martin to to resign early was accepted by Gov. Jeb Bush. Water to with
serve as chairman for the remainder of his term. Two additional Board members will be sworn in per day (mgd) i
"I'm very pleased upon confirmation by the depending on t
"that my fellow Board Florida Senate. They are:
members expressed Ronnie E. Duncan of Tampa Ba)
their vote of confidence Safety Harbor, who will wholesale water
and saw me as someone ." ... ei succeed Pamela Davis. illsborough a
being worthy enough Duncan is president of The cities of St. Pet
to serve as chair," Duncan Companies, Inc. Richey. The T2
Martin said. "Although Until Duncan's confirmation, flood control p
my term will be short, Davis will continue to serve maintained by
it was an idea whose the Board. Duncan's term flood protection
time had come." expires March 2002. He is Hillsborough R
Martin's term on Pictured top row, L-R: 41 years old. flows to the cai
the Board will end Watson L. Haynes II The Tamp1
when his replacement, James E. Martin, of St. Petersburg, who will assist Tampa B
Watson L. Haynes II Monroe "A Coogler, succeed James Martin. supply needs w
of St. Petersburg, is Brenda Menendez Haynes' term ends March reduction in gr
confirmed by the state Bottom row, L-R: 2002. He is 46 years old. environmental
Senate, possibly as early ,J Governing Board allows for the d
as the end of April. John Kenneth Renke Ill, members are unpaid, citizen Hillsborough R
The newly sworn- Pamela Stinnette-Taylor v anteers who are the withdrawal
in Board members are: -appointed by the Governor the diversion a
--- Monroe "Al" Coogler of Lecanto, who is an and confirmed by the Fl6rida Senate. The Governing determined by
attorney and succeeds James Allen. His term ends Board sets policy for the District, whose mission is to the water resou
March of 2003. Coogler is 66 years old. manage the water and related resources of west central Under the
John Kenneth Renke III of New Port Richey, who Florida to meet the needs of current and future water Water may not
is an attorney and succeeds Curtis Law. His term ends users while also protecting the environment. The Bypass Canal u
March of 2003. Renke is 29 years old. District encompasses all or part of 16 counties, covers daily (100 cubi
Pamela Stinnette-Taylor of Tampa, who is an 10,000 square miles, and contains approximately 3.6 discharging ovw
assistant professor at Hillsborough Community million people. protects the cit
the reservoir at
river below the
Surplus Well Digging Equipment Saves District Money diversion from
is discharging c
The Southwest Florida Water Management The District anticipates that the equipment will be In addition
Si'tiwti..il.save approximately $90,000 in the first placed in service in June 1999 to clear obstructions and maximum of 61
y ar -pf4uhasing surplus equipment and using plug the 22 abandoned artesian wells located at the the Bypass Car
Distrktnc itaplug: 22 abandoned artesian wells. District's Terra Ceia properties as part of the state's Save 81 mgd. No wil
r- The eliw.etd .:ip lugged, through contracted Our Rivers program. All wages, equipment hourly usage, canal's flow is 1
services, hbieverc t It intiie of the wells and the cost of materials for the Well pluggings are River. These cc
pushed the project eCo i4maboiut$lc00000 to an reimbursable through the Save Our Rivers Program. water needs of
estimated $15s0,000. A:theiecommendation of its About 40 additional wells require plugging, repair bodies Palm
Geohydrologic Data Sedioi, the:District purchased a and construction. These wells will be addressed following Other spec
'Navysurplus, 1972 Po taia drill rig to plug the plugging of the wells. comprehensive
the wells ayzd to facilitate srpatrs to water level and The District's Quality of Water Improvement river's adopted
water quality monitor wel. -' i Program (QWIP) plugs abandoned artesian wells, saving reporting of pu
Using surplus equipment and pisrict personnel more than an estimated 100 million gallons of water which includes
will reduce the overall priest costs from $150,000 to daily from being wasted while also providing water water quality, r
,$i060 00. After purchasing the $4,350 surplus rig, drill quality protection to ground-water supplies. streamflow; ecc
K'peiFor $6,250, expending-$15000 in overtime, Plugging abandoned wells helps prevent interaquifer mitigation; con
.$5,Q in anticipated maintenance, and $30,000 in contamination of drinkable water, degradation of surface mitigation; No
materials, the District will have saved about $90,000 water quality, and uncontrolled surface discharge.
t-'*overcoantracted serviCe. : .

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