Directory for Water Services
City of Dickinson
Southwest Water Authority
Contact Person: Mary Massad
4665 2nd Street Southwest Dickinson, ND 58601-7231 (map)
The Southwest Water Authority (SWA), a political subdivision, was born in the 1991 state legislature. SWA is responsible for quality water for southwest North Dakota. SWA is also responsible for the management, operations, and maintenance of the Southwest Pipeline Project (SWPP) for the people of the state of North Dakota. SWA is governed by a 15-member-elected Board of Directors. One director represents each county within the SWPP Service Area, two directors represent the city of Dickinson, and one director represents the city of Mandan. The counties include: Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Slope and Stark. For 28 years, the SWPP has been under construction providing an efficient network of pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs and treatment facilities to bring southwest North Dakota an adequate supply of quality water. To date, 31 communities, more than 5,000 rural service locations, 23 raw water customers, 23 contract customers, 2 raw water depots, and 2 water systems, which include Missouri West Water System in Morton County and Perkins County Rural Water System in South Dakota, are served by the Project.