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Welcome to the Website of

Laclede County Public Water Supply District #3

 

 

Our History

Public Water Supply District #3 was officially formed on January 2, 1968 following a special election held on December 30, 1967 with a total of 95 people voting in the election to form the water district in accordance with Chapter 247 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.

On October 16, 1970 a ground breaking ceremony was held to start the construction of 2 wells and 70 miles of pipe which resulted in being able to provide the connection of 411 customers for water service.  Funding for the initial construction was provided by an FHA loan in the amount of $464,500 and a grant of $54,000.

The original Board members for the District were President Hugh V. Corry, and board members Junior Kelso, Clayton Hill, Francis Massey and Bert Jones.

Over the past 40 years through the aid of loans, grants and bond refinancing, the District has grown and now consists of 8 wells, 10 storage tanks and 2 booster pumping stations.  The District now serves approximately 2500 customers.

In January of 2007, construction of a sewer system in the Hickory Hills and East 32 Highway area, referred to as Phase I, began with loans and grants from various agencies (see the "Sewer" heading for more information on this project.