Wastewater Improvements

Overview and Charge

Springfield must make additional investments in its wastewater system to continue meeting regulatory requirements and to proect the environment. The Wastewater Improvements Task Force will help improve this community asset by integrating community values throughout the process.

This task force will answer the following questions:

  1. What principles should guide Springfield's investment decisions and rate setting?
  2. How much should Springfield invest in maintaining infrasctructure?
  3. How should rates be set to fairly and equitably recover costs from all customers?
  4. What type of financial best practices should be implemented in improve the financial sustainability of the utility?
  5. What sort of program should Springfield implement to address basement backups?
  6. What sort of program should Springfield develop to address private connections and private lateral issues?
  7. What sort of program should be put in place to address overflows related to satellite communities?

The task force will also provide the Mayor and City Council written recommendations regarding the rate setting process.


Name Position
Roger Berg
Zone 4
Loring Bullard
Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
King Coltrin
Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield
Bill France
Zone 2
Tiffany Frey
James River Basin Partnership
Rob Fridge
Drury University
Suzan Gonder
Environmental Works
Kirk Heyle
Citizen At-Large/Heyle Realtors
Mitch Hylen
Turblex Wastewater
Bob Jones
Zone 3
Jeff Krause Kraft
Ken McClure
Missouri State University
Florence Noeth
Zone 1
Bob Norton St. John's Hospital
Paul Obermann
CMC Recycling
James Owen
Zone 2
Chip Parker
Citizen At-Large
Michael Pessina
HDR Engineering
Norman Ridder Springfield Public Schools
Cameron Rose Zone 3
Tim Rosenbury Zone 4
Rod Schaffer Cox Hospital
Rita Silic Zone 1
Rob Simon Allen Filters, Inc.
Alan Snider Engineering

volunteer boards and comissions; photo of volunteer board meeting in progress city clerk home

Contact Us

Busch Municipal Building
Fourth Floor
840 Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802