Purpose & Bylaws

Southwest Missouri Joint Municipal Water Utility Commission’s purpose is to ensure adequate and sustainable long-term water supply for southwest Missouri.

The Commission is organized to enable multiple communities to pool their resources to secure additional regional water supply and build transmission infrastructure to deliver that water to member communities in southwest Missouri. With several communities chipping in, projects can be more substantial and the cost of projects is lower per community.  Regional development is more economical and efficient. Current priority sources of additional water for the region are Corps of Engineers lakes in southwest Missouri (Stockton, Pomme de Terre, and Table Rock Lakes).

See our sister organization Tri-State Water Coalition’s webpage for details about water supply challenges in southwest Missouri and proposed solutions to meet long-term water supply in the region.