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Issues and Voices that Matter December 10, 2009

ICONS of Seminole County

Historically, water towers dotted the sky line serving an important utility purpose: storing water for drinking or for fire protection. City-located towers became an iconic beacon of the community as is the case in Oviedo, FL. Hear Arthur Evans and Susan Howard discuss their role as “water tower keeper’s” for their respective water tower owning organizations. Length – 14:07


(Produced, reported and edited by Stephen McKenney Steck)
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Please note – we’ve populated the Website with lots of pictures of these water towers, making this audio adventure more meaningful. Also included is a map showing where each tower is located in Oviedo, actually only about 2 1/2 miles separate them.

Extended Interview & Pictures

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Duda tower:
Susan Howard Susan Howard at tower base
Susan Howard and Stephen McKenney Steck
Extended interview (15:37)

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Duda water tower Duda water tower 1980 aerial view – Duda water tower 1980 aerial view – Duda water tower
Nelson & Co tower:
Arthur Evans
Arthur Evans and Stephen McKenney Steck
Extended interview (22:06)

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Nelson tower Nelson tower Nelson tower showing external water level guage
Nelson tower Nelson tower Nelson tower showing safety device on ladder

Area Map

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3 Responses to “ICONS of Seminole County”

  1. Megan says:

    It’s wonderful to know what’s up with those towers (finally!)

  2. It’s wonderful to know what’s up with those towers (finally!)

  3. Kathy Foulk says:

    We are fighting our local water board to preserve our water tower in Homosassa Florida. Thanks for ideas to aide in our plight.

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