The Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission (CCWWC, or Commission) is a Joint Municipal Utility Commission organized under §393.700 to §393.770 of the Revised Statues of the State of Missouri. The Commission is a political subdivision of the State of Missouri. The CCWWC was officially established on October 3, 1983.
CCWWC serves water in 14 counties, and through its member systems provides water to 74,136 people including three State Prisons in Bowling Green, Vandalia, and Moberly.
The 23 member systems consist of 14 cities and 9 rural water districts in NE Missouri.
Each member system has an equal voting position on the Board of Directors and is an owner of the CCWWC system. The Board of Directors approves all financial items including water rates.
CCWWC’s financial fiscal year runs from October 1st to September 30th.
While we are not necessarily designated as a non-for-profit company, we operate very similarly to a municipal entity. All income is based upon water sales and all revenues are reinvested back into the system. We are exempt from federal and state taxes, and qualify to receive tax exempt bond financing.
Storage for water used in the treatment process is purchased through a three-way contract with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the State of Missouri. Raw lake water is taken directly from the North Fork of Mark Twain Lake (approximately 10 miles west/upstream of Clarence Cannon Dam) and pumped to the Water Treatment Plant.