Statement of Nondiscrimination
The Southwest Regional Water is a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the USDA Rural Development, and is subject to the provisions of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Veteran's Re-Adjustedment Act of 1974, as amended the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which provide that no person in the United States on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability shall be excluded from participation in, admission or access to, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any of this organization's programs, employment, or  activities.

in accordance with Federal Law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution Southwest Regional Water District is prohibited from discrimination on the basis or race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, family status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance programs. 

Any individual, or specific class of individuals, who feel that this organization has subjected them to discrimination  may obtain further information about the statutes and regulations listed above and/or file a written complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6832 (TDD).

Southwest Regional Water District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Board of Directors

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT provides safe treated public drinking water to rural residents and communities in southwest Iowa.  The District is currently comprised of all, or portions of Page, Mills, Montgomery, Fremont, and Taylor Counties in Iowa and Nodaway and Atchinson Counties in Missouri.  At the end of 2014 there were approximately 910 miles of distribution system pipeline serving 1970 benefit users.  We provide water service to the franchised communities of Blanchard, Hepburn, Imogene, Northboro, and Yorktown.  We also sell bulk water to the communities of Coin, College Springs, Elmo, Mo., New Market, Shambaugh, Braddyville, and Westboro, Mo.  

The Southwest RW District has two independent water supplies.  The east part of the system is served with the new Clarinda Water Treatment Plant built and placed into operation in 2007.  The west part of the Southwest Water system is served with water from the City of Red Oak.  This is a groundwater source located within the Dakota aquifer.  The S.W. Regional Water District has 3 water booster pumping stations [total pumping capacity 1480 GPM] to pump water to 4 elevated water towers located in the 5 county regional area.  The 4 elevated water towers have a total capacity of 1.3 million gallons and provide the water pressure hydraulics for the entire system.

The Southwest Regional Water was organized in 1973 under Chapter 504A of the Iowa Code.  This chapter is a nonprofit corporation which is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by the participating [water users] members of the District.  The District's office and maintenance building is located at 516 South 8th Street, Clarinda, Iowa.

The Southwest Regional District continues to expand and add on new rural water services each year.  There are 7 employees that operate and maintain the network of pipelines, pumping stations, control valves, water towers, and the business accounting system.  The SW District has on-call staffing 24 hours, 7 days a week to provide responsible water service.  The District has local excavation contractors available to work with our operators to handle large repair projects.  Our office management and staff maintain a comprehensive accounting system.  We take pride in the integrity of our employees and their dedication to serving our customers.
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