Missouri Drinking Water: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Public Drinking Water Program: 10 Missouri Code of State Regulations (CSR) 60-1.010 to 60-16.030

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Drinking water: Missouri Revised Statutes (Mo. Rev. Stat.) 640.100 to 640.140

Construction permits: 10 CSR 60-3.010

Plans and specifications: 10 CSR 60-10.010

Backflow prevention: 10 CSR 60-11.010 and 10 CSR 60-11.030

Operator certification: 10 CSR 60-14.010 to 60-14.030

Certification: 10 CSR 60-14.020

Emergency operations: 10 CSR 60-12.010

Regulatory Agencies

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Water Protection Program Public Drinking Water Branch

Missouri Safe Drinking Water Commission (SDWC)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. EPA has granted primacy to Missouri's DNR to administer the federal drinking water protection rules under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The state's maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for inorganic contaminants and mirror the federal requirements. In addition, Missouri has adopted the federal Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR). For more information about the SDWA, federal MCLs, and the RTCR, see the national section DRINKING WATER.

Drinking water facilities routinely submit water samples for analysis to either the state laboratory or a certified private laboratory. The test results are reported to the program to provide early detection of potential health problems. The DNR staff inspect public water systems' treatment, storage, and distribution facilities to ensure they are built according to approved plans and to ensure the system is operated and ...

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