Public Drinking Water Branch
Missouri's Capacity Development Strategy
The Capacity Development Report details the implementation of the department’s strategy for improving the technical, managerial and financial capacity of Missouri’s public water systems. To ensure public water supplies are providing safe drinking water, the department recommends they have
- Financial resources to renew and replace equipment, test water for pollutants, take corrective actions and meet other service and financial obligations.
- Technical capacity, which include adequate source water and infrastructure.
- Managerial capacity, such as knowledgeable staff and ownership accountability.
Public water systems with sound technical, managerial and financial capacity are more likely to provide safe, reliable and affordable drinking water. The department’s report provides an overview of how Missouri public drinking water supplies are performing in their technical, managerial and financial capacity and a strategy for them to improve.