What are the benefits of joining Tri-State?

  1. You become part of the decision making process.
  2. You get a place in line for the water supply that will eventually flow.
  3. You strengthen our regional response to the need for long-term, abundant, quality water supply.

A long-term water supply is vital to the health and development of any single community and our region as a whole. An additional regional water source is the most viable alternative to create that supply, and prevents competition for the same water through a cooperative approach. Tri State is the vehicle through which that regional source will be developed. Membership allows you a seat at the table and a share of the water supply that will eventually flow to ensure adequate long-term water for the region.

It’s always better to be a part of the decision making process than to let others make decisions which will surely have an impact on your community as time passes and the regional demand for water increases. Those communities who become members of Tri-State are in a position to make key decisions which could set the foundation for water availability for the next 50+ years.

If you would like more information about Tri-State Water Resource Coalition please contact:

Gail Melgren
Executive Director, Tri-State Water Resource Coalition &
Southwest Missouri Joint Municipal Water Utility Commission
2144 E. Republic Rd. #B103
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 766-9499

Current Members

Carthage Water & Electric, represented by Chuck Bryan

Christian County, represented by Ray Weter

City of Branson, represented by Mike Ray

City of Joplin, represented by David Hertzberg

City of Lamar, represented by Russ Worley

City of Monett, represented by Skip Schaller

City of Mt. Vernon, represented by Joe Kelley

City of Republic, represented by Andrew Nelson

City of Nixa, represented by Milton Dickensheet

City of Springfield, represented by Errin Kemper

City Utilities of Springfield, represented by Roddy Rogers

Empire District Electric Company, represented by Drew Landoll

Greene County, represented by Kevin Barnes

Jasper County, represented by John Bartosh

Missouri-American Water Company, represented by Matt Barnhart

Pierce City, represented by Julie Johnson

Stone County, represented by Dennis Woods

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