WMWA's mission is to protect and improve water management in our four watersheds through education and outreach. We do so together by:
Providing consistent messaging on water quality and water management;
Pooling resources for cost efficiency;
Promoting interagency cooperation and collaboration.
Our target audiences for messages are:
All residents, including homeowners and renters
Commercial, industrial property owners and managers
Developers, consultants and contractors
Government: elected and appointed officials, agency staff, and board and commission members
Educators and students
Agriculture and animal operators
WMWA's Four Member Watersheds
The West Metro Water Alliance (WMWA) is a partnership of four watershed management commissions that combine our education and outreach efforts: Bassett Creek, Elm Creek, Shingle Creek and West Mississippi. Together we work to educate residents, businesses, and institutions within our watersheds about protecting and improving water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams, and protecting our water management infrastructure (e.g. storm water runoff systems).
Watershed Management Commissions are themselves partnership organizations. Their boundaries are set by the geographical features that cause water to channel and run downhill to an outlet point, such as the Mississippi River. These geographic boundaries cross city lines, so each city sends a commissioner and alternate to represent the city on the watershed commission..