Community Action for Compliance with EPA/DNR Mandates

Dear Residents of Sedalia,
In our ongoing commitment to public health and environmental stewardship, the City of Sedalia is undertaking a crucial initiative as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This initiative aims to identify and assess the materials of water lines in our city, focusing on the historical use of lead pipes.

From 1900 to 1950, lead was a common material in water pipe construction. However, due to health concerns associated with lead, it has been replaced by safer alternatives like copper, plastic, and brass. As part of our compliance with DNR and EPA mandates, it is essential to ascertain the presence of any remaining lead pipes to ensure the safety and quality of our water supply.

We recently reached out to you, requesting information about the material of water pipes in your homes. This is a key step in fulfilling the mandates set forth by DNR and EPA. While this request is voluntary, your participation is crucial. It not only aids in our compliance efforts but also helps safeguard the health of our community.

Please be assured, the City respects your privacy. We will not conduct inspections or access your property without permission. However, if you prefer a professional assessment from our city employees, we are more than willing to accommodate. Please contact us at (660) 826-1234 to arrange for a voluntary inspection.

Your cooperation in this initiative is not just about regulatory compliance; it is a testament to the spirit of our community. To contribute or to receive more information, including a form to report your pipe material, please reach out to us at

Together, we can ensure the continued health and safety of Sedalia.

-Hon. Mayor Andrew L. Dawson