Our Mission Statement

To protect and improve surface and ground
water quality within the Missoula Valley.

The Montana Legislature passed a law in 1991 giving local governments the authority to form local Water Quality Districts (WQD). The Missoula Valley Water Quality District was created by joint resolution between the City of Missoula and the Missoula Board of County Commissioners in Jan., 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

Household Hazardous Waste

Our Location

301 W. Alder St
Missoula, MT 59802  (Directions)

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