Title: Summary of March 10, 1998 Meeting
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Title: Summary of March 10, 1998 Meeting
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Summary of March 10, 1998 Meeting (JDV Box 108)
General Note: Box 16, Folder 13 ( Master Water Plan Project, Partnership Agreement, Governance/Water Agreement ), Item 3
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March 17, 1998


TO: Master Water Plan Project Team

FROM: Kathleen E. Coates, Professional Engineer, Resource Evaluation Section

SUBJECT: Summary of March 10, 1998 Meeting

Gene Heath indicated that the purpose of the meeting is to identify staff involved with Master
Water Plan projects, have staff provide project updates, and establish a process for
communication and coordination.

Executive staff discussed the need for a coordinator for the Master Water Plan projects. The
coordinator will communicate between the project managers and executive staff to keep staff
informed regarding status of individual projects, the overall Master Water Plan, and the
Partnership Agreement. The coordinator will serve as a central contact point and will provide
meeting summaries and periodic status reports. The coordinator will also prepare an
organizational chart indicating the staff associated with the various projects. Dave Moore and
Bruce Wirth will identify a coordinator.

Project Status

Enhanced Surface Water Project
Robert Peterson provided an update regarding the Tampa Bypass Canal(TBC)/Hillsborough
River element of the Enhanced Surface Water project. Following aquifer testing at the TBC,
West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority (WCRWSA) determined it would be too costly to
develop a linear wellfield and has opted for a direct surface water withdrawal. Robert explained
that WCRWSA has proposed a withdrawal schedule for the TBC, where withdrawals will not
occur when the flow is less than 10 cfs at Structure 160. Staff did not know why the value of 10
cfs was selected but will follow-up with WCRWSA.

It was discussed that the Enhanced Surface Water Project could provide between 48 and 67 mgd
from the combined sources of the Alafia River, Hillsborough River and Tampa Bypass Canal.
Up to 18 mgd of the total could be supplied from the Alafia River. The proposed reservoir
volume is 26 billion gallons.

Tampa Water Resource Recovery Project
Gene Heath asked Kathleen Coates why the Tampa Water Resource Recovery Project was not
included in the Peat Marwick report, dated February 19, 1998. Kathleen was not familiar with


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the report and did not know why the project was not included. Gene explained that the report
analyzed the unitary water rate for four Master Water Plan alternatives which would be built
during the 2000 2005 time frame. Seawater desalination and the Enhanced Surface Water
Project were included in the alternatives analyzed. Staff wondered whether this meant that
WCRWSA had made some decision to defer the project. Kathleen said she would contact
WCRWSA and get clarification.

Seawater Desalination
Gene Schiller gave an update on the Seawater Desalination project. Five proposal have been
received. Of these, the Anclote River site and the TECO site appear very promising. The
Higgins site is the least expensive option, however, it is dependent on being able to use the
inactive power plant at the site. Gene Schiller explained that costs for seawater desalination,
with the District buying down the capital cost, are around $1.60 to $1.70 per thousand gallons.

Cone Ranch Wellfield
Robert Peterson provided a brief update on the Cone Ranch Wellfield project. He indicated that
WCRWSA has almost completed the aquifer testing at the site.

Brandon Urban Dispersed Wells
Ed Kouadio was identified as the lead on the Brandon Urban Dispersed Wells project. Ed stated
that WCRWSA plans to request 8 mgd instead of 12 mgd.

Partnership Agreement

Gene Heath explained that the Partnership Plan required the development of a New Water Plan
which would identify specific water supply development projects. A verbal agreement on the
New Water Plan is expected in April and a written plan is expected in July. The Plan will be
finalized in December/January.

Other Items

Richard Owen noted that Master Water Plan project status reports are included in the WCRWSA
Board packet. He inquired whether project managers were aware of this information. Staff were
generally not aware that these reports were available.

It was agreed that the group would meet again in approximately two to four weeks.


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Master Water Plan Project
Seawater Desalination

Enhanced Surface Water

Alafia River

Tampa Bypass Canal/
Hillsborough River

Tampa Water Resource
Recovery Project

Brandon Urban
Dispersed Wellfield

Cone Ranch Wellfield

Cypress Bridge Permit

North-Central Intertie

South-Central Intertie

72-Inch Loop

Demand Management

SWFWMD Contacts
Mark Hammond
Gene Schiller

Mark Haberman (regulatory lead)
Sid Flannery (technical review)
Harry Downing (technical review)

Robert Peterson (regulatory lead)
Michael Beach (technical review)
Kathleen Coates (technical review)

Robert Peterson (regulatory lead)
Kathleen Coates (project manager)
Bruce Wirth (project spokesperson media)
John Heuer (Team Permitting representative)

Ed Kouadio (regulatory lead)
Michael Beach (technical review)
Marsha Taylor (regulatory)

Robert Peterson (regulatory lead)
Ron Basso (technical review)
Don Thompson (technical review)

John Parker (regulatory lead)
Vivian Bielski (regulatory)

to be determined

to be determined

to be determined

Lou Kavouras

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WCRWSA & Consultant Contacts

Master Water Plan Project
Seawater Desalination

Enhanced Surface Water

Alafia River

Hillsborough River/TBC

Tampa Water Resource
Recovery Project

Brandon Urban Dispersed Wells

Cone Ranch Wellfield

Cypress Bridge Expansion

North & South Central Interties

72-Inch Loop

Demand Management

WCRWSA phone: (813) 796-2355

WCRWSA Project Manager
Don Lindeman

Bobby Lue (overall project manager)

Charlie Palmer

Mike Coates

Dave Bracciano (WCRWSA)
Brad Baird (City of Tampa)
(813) 274-8075

Paula Dye

Jim Lui

Jim Lui

Don Lindeman

Ken Herd

Dave Bracciano

Fax: (813) 855-7479

Steve Asheim (CH2M Hill)
(813) 874-0777

Ed Copeland (HDR)
(813) 287-1960

Loren Furland (Parsons Engineering)
(813) 932-7416

Phil Waller (Montgomery Watson)
(813) 221-1981

Dan Rothenberger (Terra Environ.)
(813) 265-1651

Testing Dave Wiley (LBG)
(813) 968-5882

Design Steve Asheim (CH2M Hill)
(813) 874-0777

Ken Wilson (Post Buckley)
(813) 877-7275

Helen Bennett (Black & Veatch)
(813) 281-0032

Damon Anderson (Ayres & Assoc.)

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