WWALS Watershed Coalition

WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) is Suwannee RIVERKEEPER® WWALS advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Upper and Lower Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.

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Beginning

[Movie: Invocation and Blessing --Mayor John Gayle (23M)]
Movie: Invocation and Blessing --Mayor John Gayle (23M)

[Movie: Pledge (10M)]
Movie: Pledge (10M)

[Movie: Valdosta is privileged to be a regional city --Mayor John Gayle (66M)]
Movie: Valdosta is privileged to be a regional city --Mayor John Gayle (66M)

Intro

[Movie: Introductions --City Manager Mark Barber (69M)]
Movie: Introductions --City Manager Mark Barber (69M)

[Valdosta City Manager Mark Barber]
Valdosta City Manager Mark Barber

[Valdosta City Council District 1 Vivian Miller-Cody]
Valdosta City Council District 1 Vivian Miller-Cody

[Columbia County Commission District 2 Rocky Ford]
Columbia County Commission District 2 Rocky Ford

[Union County Attorney Russell Wade III]
Union County Attorney Russell Wade III

[Suwannee County Commission District 1 Don Hale]
Suwannee County Commission District 1 Don Hale

[Valdosta City Council District 6 Andy Gibbs]
Valdosta City Council District 6 Andy Gibbs

[Lafayette County Commission District 4 Anthony Adams]
Lafayette County Commission District 4 Anthony Adams

[Madison County Coordinator Brian Kauffman]
Madison County Coordinator Brian Kauffman

[North Central Florida Regional Planning Council Executive Director Scott R. Koons]
North Central Florida Regional Planning Council Executive Director Scott R. Koons

[Madison County Commission District 5 and Rivers Task Force Chair Rick Davis]
Madison County Commission District 5 and Rivers Task Force Chair Rick Davis

[Valdosta Mayor John Gayle]
Valdosta Mayor John Gayle

[Taylor County Commission District 5 Thomas Demps]
Taylor County Commission District 5 Thomas Demps

[Gilchrist County Commission District 2 Bill Martin]
Gilchrist County Commission District 2 Bill Martin

[Hamilton County Commission District 1 Beth Burnham]
Hamilton County Commission District 1 Beth Burnham

[Valdosta City Clerk Teresa S. Bolden]
Valdosta City Clerk Teresa S. Bolden

[Valdosta City Council District 3 Sonny Vickers]
Valdosta City Council District 3 Sonny Vickers

[Levy County Commissioner District 1 John Meeks]
Levy County Commissioner District 1 John Meeks

[Valdosta City Council District 5 Tim Carroll]
Valdosta City Council District 5 Tim Carroll

[Valdosta City Council District 2 Sandra Tooley]
Valdosta City Council District 2 Sandra Tooley

[WWALS Science Committee Chair Tom Potter arriving]
WWALS Science Committee Chair Tom Potter arriving

Presentations

[Movie: Aerials --Utilities Director Darryl Muse (121M)]
Movie: Aerials --Utilities Director Darryl Muse (121M)

Slides

[Valdosta Utilities Department --Darryl Muse]
Valdosta Utilities Department --Darryl Muse

[Headworks Goals and Objectives]
Headworks Goals and Objectives

[Solar panels and generators]
Solar panels and generators

[Comprehensive flow monitoring]
Comprehensive flow monitoring

[Ken Cornell of Alachua County arrives]
Ken Cornell of Alachua County arrives

[Mark Barber, Valdosta City Manager]
Mark Barber, Valdosta City Manager

[SCADA System]
SCADA System

[Darryl Muse explaining]
Darryl Muse explaining

[Mud Creek Wastewater Plant (MCWTP)]
Mud Creek Wastewater Plant (MCWTP)

Buffering

[Withlacoochee Wastewater Plant (WWTP)]
Withlacoochee Wastewater Plant (WWTP)

[Tanks four times typical inflow]
Tanks four times typical inflow

[Catch basin goes here]
Catch basin goes here

Input

[Collection System]
Collection System

[Lift Stations: Little Country Club & US 84]
Lift Stations: Little Country Club & US 84

Water Crossings

[IDed 250 water crossings]
IDed 250 water crossings

[Stream Crossings map]
Stream Crossings map

Rehabbing pipes

[Before and after]
Before and after

[Inside a pipe]
Inside a pipe

[Before]
Before

[After]
After

[Completed 6th phase of Manhole Rehab Program]
Completed 6th phase of Manhole Rehab Program

[Completed 8th phase of CIPP Lining Program]
Completed 8th phase of CIPP Lining Program

[Completed system-wide Smoke Testing]
Completed system-wide Smoke Testing

VWW 2018 Accomplishments

[SCADA, generators, portable diesel pump]
SCADA, generators, portable diesel pump

[Lift station & manhole rehab, CIPP, sewer main upsizing]
Lift station & manhole rehab, CIPP, sewer main upsizing

Utilities Department

[Fast Facts]
Fast Facts

[At Your Service]
At Your Service

[Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson has a hand up]
Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson has a hand up

[WCTV Reporter Emma Wheeler]
WCTV Reporter Emma Wheeler

[Movie: Questions start]
Movie: Questions start

[Movie: Storage ponds and releases --Darryl Muse]
Movie: Storage ponds and releases --Darryl Muse

Monitoring and power

[Movie: SCADA System and inflow monitoring --Darryl Muse]
Movie: SCADA System and inflow monitoring --Darryl Muse

[Movie: Backup generators and solar power --Darryl Muse]
Movie: Backup generators and solar power --Darryl Muse

Reporting and testing

[Movie: Reporting times --Beth Burnham, Hamilton County]
Movie: Reporting times --Beth Burnham, Hamilton County

[Movie: Testing after spills --Ken Cornell, Alachua County]
Movie: Testing after spills --Ken Cornell, Alachua County

Notification and Publication

[Movie: Notification --Rick Davis, Chair, Task Force]
Movie: Notification --Rick Davis, Chair, Task Force

[Movie: Can Valdosta publish its spill reports and test data? --John S. Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper]
Movie: Can Valdosta publish its spill reports and test data? --John S. Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper

[Publish? --Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman]
Publish? --Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman

Finishing the fixes

[Movie: Manhole rehabilitation? --Rick Davis, Madison County]
Movie: Manhole rehabilitation? --Rick Davis, Madison County

[Movie: Sounds like you really are taking this seriously. --Don Hale, Suwannee County]
Movie: Sounds like you really are taking this seriously. --Don Hale, Suwannee County

[Movie: Task Force partner with Valdosta to eliminate spills --Rick Davis, Task Force Chair]
Movie: Task Force partner with Valdosta to eliminate spills --Rick Davis, Task Force Chair

[Darryl Muse faces WCTV Reporter Emma Wheeler]
Darryl Muse faces WCTV Reporter Emma Wheeler

Financing

[Movie: Too small and too large for financing --City Manager Mark Barber]
Movie: Too small and too large for financing --City Manager Mark Barber

[Movie: 10% completion of 162 years? --Tom Mirti, SRWMD]
Movie: 10% completion of 162 years? --Tom Mirti, SRWMD

[Movie: Help pass SPLOST --City Council Tim Carroll]
Movie: Help pass SPLOST --City Council Tim Carroll

Catch Basins

[Jim McBrayer has a hand up]
Jim McBrayer has a hand up

[Movie: More catch basins --Jim McBrayer, Hamilton County resident]
Movie: More catch basins --Jim McBrayer, Hamilton County resident

[Jim McBrayer asks a question]
Jim McBrayer asks a question

[Scott James at left]
Scott James at left

Assistance

[Movie: How can we help? Federal? --Ken Cornell, Alachua County]
Movie: How can we help? Federal? --Ken Cornell, Alachua County

[Ken Cornell, Alachua County, offers assistance]
Ken Cornell, Alachua County, offers assistance

[Movie: Thanks and assurances --Mayor John Gayle]
Movie: Thanks and assurances --Mayor John Gayle

[Assurances --Mayor John Gayle]
Assurances --Mayor John Gayle

[Movie: Not a question --Merrilee Malwitz-Jipson]
Movie: Not a question --Merrilee Malwitz-Jipson

[Merrillee says she can ask later]
Merrillee says she can ask later

Next Steps

[Movie: Resolution and next meeting --Rick Davis, Ken Cornell]
Movie: Resolution and next meeting --Rick Davis, Ken Cornell

[Movie: What is your inflow model? --John S. Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper]
Movie: What is your inflow model? --John S. Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper

[Movie: Wrapup --Rick Davis, others]
Movie: Wrapup --Rick Davis, others

Last Word

[Movie: Scott R. Koons of NCFRPC to Emma Wheeler of WCTV]
Movie: Scott R. Koons of NCFRPC to Emma Wheeler of WCTV

Venue

[Valdosta City Hall Annex]
Valdosta City Hall Annex