Director Area 4 - Martin Jarrett

Director Area 4: representing the city of Wentworth in Lake County; Herman, Winfred, Orland, Clarno, Lake View, Wentworth, Franklin, and Chester townships in Lake County; the cities of Baltic, Brandon, Colton, Crooks, Dell Rapids, Garretson, Hartford, Humboldt, and Sherman in Minnehaha County; and Benton, Brandon, Buffalo, Burk, Clear Lake, Dell Rapids, Edison, Grand Meadow, Hartford, Highland, Humboldt, Logan, Lyons, Palisade, Red Rock, Sverdrup, Taopi, Wall Lake, and Wellington townships in Minnehaha County

East Dakota Water Development District Board Member:

Director Jarrett has spent the last 23 years as General Manager of Big Sioux Community Water System, a regional water system serving Lake and Moody counties in eastern South Dakota.  During his tenure the system has expanded to serve the towns of Flandreau, Madison, Colman, Chester, and Trent, as well as providing process water to Dakota Ethanol near Wentworth, South Dakota, and to a 3,600 head dairy in northern Moody County.  In 2010, the system added a state-of-the-art membrane water treatment plant designed to accommodate the increase in potable water demand from the communities around Lake Madison and Lake Brant.  The system also provides wastewater service to the towns of Egan, Wentworth, and Chester.  

Martin began his working career with 14 years at the South Dakota Geological Survey, involved mainly in the drilling, delineation and mapping of aquifers and the geologic formations of eastern South Dakota.

Martin holds a BSc (Hons) 1979 from London University, England.  He serves on the Technical and Educational Committee of South Dakota AWWA section and serves on the Lake County Clean Water Committee (past chair).  Martin has also written multiple articles for the “Source to Stream” and “Quality on Tap” magazines as well as authoring several published reports on various aspects of South Dakota’s geology.

In his spare time Martin enjoys traveling, boating, fishing, and upland bird hunting.


To contact Director Jarrett:

Phone: (605) 864-1417