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


Director 1 District 1 12/31/18


Director 2 District 2 12/31/20


Director 3 District 3 12/31/18

GJOVIK, Nathan

Director 4 District 4 12/31/20

AKERS, Robert

Director 5 District 5 12/31/18


Director 6 District 6 12/31/20


Director 7 District 7 12/31/18


Director 8 District 8 12/31/20

DEURLOO, Jeanette

Director 9 District 9 12/31/18


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Click the for a downloadable pdf map of the areas.

Click the for a downloadable pdf of our policy.

Click the for a downloadable pdf of our by-laws.


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