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Safe Drinking Water Commission

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The Safe Drinking Water Commission is made up of nine commission members who represent the general public and various sizes of public water systems based on the population they serve.  Four of the commissioners represent public water supplies.  Five of the commissioners represent the public.  The Safe Drinking Water Commission adopts safe drinking water regulations and the Intended Use Plan for grants and loans, sets the primacy fee and advises the department about various drinking water issues.



Safe Drinking Water Commission meetings are public meetings.  Portions of these meetings may be closed pursuant to Section 610.021, subsection (1), (3), (13),(14), (18), or (19), RSMo., or other specific reasons identified under sections 610.021 or 640.022 and announced in open session.

Upcoming Meetings

April 9, 2015
Missouri American Water
800 NE County Line Rd
St. Joseph, MO 64505

Past Meetings

Jan. 14, 2015
10 a.m.
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City

Oct. 1 - Joint Commission Meeting
Joint Meeting Powerpoint Presentation
Department Organizational Chart
Commission Member Lists and Fact Sheets
Draft Background Summary on Sac River Watershed
Video Part I | Part II

Oct. 1
Agenda | Audio Length: 1:13:29
Video Part I | Part II

June 18
Agenda | Audio Length: 17:16

April 8
Agenda | Video Part 1

Previous Years' Meetings

A listing of all department events and meetings along with the dates, times and locations is available online at

Commission Members

Elizabeth Grove (Chair)
Monroe City
Term Expires: 9/1/2010
Public Water Supplies Serving greater than 75
but not more than 2,500 customers

Susan McCray Armstrong
St. Louis
Term Expires: 9/1/2012
General Public - Slot 1

Bruce Manning
Maryland Heights
Term Expires: 9/1/2012
General Public - Slot 3

General Public - Slot 2
Term Expires: 9/1/2012
Charli Jo Ledgerwood
Term Expires: 9/1/2012
Public Water Supplies Serving greater than 2,500
and less than 100,000 customers
D. Scott Bockenkamp (Vice Chair)
Term Expires: 9/1/2014
General Public - Slot 4
Rodger Owens
Term Expires: 9/1/2010
Public Water Supplies Serving 75 or less customers

Susan Hazelwood
Term Expires: 9/1/2010
General Public - Slot 5

Curtis Skouby
St. Louis
Term Expires: 9/1/2012
Public Water Supplies Serving more than 100,000 customers


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More Information

If you have issues to present to the Safe Drinking Water Commission concerning the regulation of public water systems, you may do so at one of the regularly scheduled commission meetings. A time for public comments is scheduled on the agenda for each meeting.  To request an issue be considered for the agenda or to request information about upcoming meetings, contact the commission secretary at To contact a member of the Safe Drinking Water Commission, send correspondance in care of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Public Drinking Water Branch, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176, or email

Live commission meeting video broadcasts
Archived commission meeting videos