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Our Mission Statement
To protect and improve surface and ground water quality within the Missoula Valley.
The Montana Legislature passed a new law in 1991 giving local governments the authority to form local Water Quality Districts. The Missoula Valley Water Quality District was created by resolution of the Missoula Board of County Commissioners in January, 1993 and began operations in July, 1993. By creating a WQD, local government can assume more direct control for the protection of drinking water and streams.
- Monitoring and water quality research to assess and prioritize water quality issues.
- Inspections of businesses regulated under local, state and federal water quality laws.
- Enforcement of state water quality laws and local ordinances.
- Public education on prevention of water pollution.
- Local review of state and federal groundwater cleanup sites.
- Household hazardous waste collection and Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator waste collection event.
- Provision of funds for incentives to connect to public sewer.
Water Quality Advisory Council
Missoula Measures consists of selected data, links and other information on scores of topics related to health and quality of life in Missoula.