Chapter 701.025-701.059 RSMo, which regulates the disposal of sewage, was passed into law in 1995. Under chapter 701 owners of all buildings where people live, work or otherwise congregate are required to provide a means of sanitary disposal of all sewage generated in such building.
On residential lots smaller than five acres and on all commercial lots the owners are required to obtain a construction permit and follow all rules and regulations regarding the minimum construction standards for the sewer system. Residential lots larger than five acres that are adjacent to the Lake of the Ozarks are also required to obtain a construction permit.
In July of 1997 the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services delegated this governing authority to the Morgan County Health Center and other local public health associations. The Environmental Health Specialists at MCHC are responsible for implementing the rules and regulations set forth by MO DOH as well as investigating sewage complaints in Morgan County. Application packets for construction permits are kept in the office and include a partial list of Missouri registered installers in the tri-county area as well as a statewide list of Missouri Soil Scientists and Professional Engineers. Copies of the On-Site sewage Rules and Regulation booklets may also be obtained at the office. Forms are also available for download by clicking the link below.