About Us

South Dakota' Water Development Districts are political subdivisions for the purpose of promoting conservation, development and management of resources according to district priorities. Water Development Districts fall under the general supervisory jurisdiction of the South Dakota Conservancy District. The purpose, duties, functions and other controls relating to water development districts are found in South Dakota Codified Law Chapters 46A-3A through 46A-3E.

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West Dakota Water Development District is one of seven water development districts in the state, and its area includes the portion of Pennington west of the Cheyenne River. It also serves as a district-wide clearinghouse authority for water quality and supply projects through financial assistance to prospective and existing project sponsors and through the recommending of projects for inclusion in the State Water Plan.

The Board meets the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, August, October and December. All meetings are open to the public. Click Here for more meeting information.


West Dakota Water Development District
402 Saint Joseph St. Suite 6
Rapid City, SD 57701

Alternative Mailing Address:
West Dakota Water Development District
P.O. Box 6365
Rapid City, SD 57709

Phone: (605)394-2685
Email: administration@westdakotawater.com

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 12:00-4:00
Thursdays 8:00-12:00

Board Members

Name Title District Map Term Expires Precinct Polling Place


Director 1
Vice Chair
District 1 12/31/18 4-3, 5-3, DT, & JS Atonement Lutheran Church,
Pinedale School Gym, Doty VFD, Rimrock Comm Ctr/Johnson Siding


Director 2 District 2 12/31/20 3-2, HC, KY, RH, & WP Calvary Lutheran Church, Hill City High School Gins Gym, Keystone Community Center, Whispering Pine VFD


Director 3
District 3 12/31/18 1-1, 1-3, 3-3 & RK First Assembly Church, Grandview School Gym, Calvary Lutheran Church

GJOVIK, Nathan

Director 4 District 4 12/31/20 1-4, CA, EL, HR, NU, WS, VF, VS, & SC Caputa Store, Box Elder Event Center, RC Christian School Hart Ranch, New Underwood Community Hall, Wasta Community Center, Rapid Calley Fire VFD

AKERS, Robert

Director 5
District 5 12/31/18 2-2, 4-5, AW, BE, NH, RV, and VV Bethel Assembly-Atrium, Pinedal School Gym, Box Elder Event Center, Rapid Valley School Gym, Valley View School Gym


Director 6 District 6 12/31/20 3-1, 3-4, 5-2, & CL Jackson Heights Highrise, Southwest Middle School, Canyon Lake Senior Center


Director 7 District 7 12/31/18 1-2 & 2-4 St Paul's Lutheran School, South Middle School Gym


Director 8 District 8 12/31/20 2-1, 2-3, 2-5, & 4-2 Rapid City Public Library, Walter Taylor Fairgrounds, Rapid City Public Library, Bethel Assembly-Atrium

DEURLOO, Jeanette

Director 9 District 9 12/31/18 4-1, 4-4, 5-1 & 5-4 General Beadle School Gym, West Park Apartments
MARTINEZ, EmilyAdministrative Manager
EWERT, LeonParliamentarian/Finances
EWERT, ChrisH2E President

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