A member of the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 has resigned.

Bruce Rigler of Plainview has served as Precinct Five District Director since 1994, and held the office of secretary-treasurer from January 1996 through Jan. 2012.

Rigler represented residents in the portion of Floyd County above the Caprock Escarpment within the district, as well as Hale and Swisher Counties.

“His interest in conserving groundwater for future years was evident in the decisions he made during his 18 years of service on the Board of Directors. He will be greatly missed,” said HPWD Manager Jim Conkwright.

The HPWD Board will review the process to allow interest people in Precinct Five to be considered for appointment to fill Rigler’s unexpired term.