Septic Requirements in Close Proximity to the Lake
No private, individually owned or corporate owned, septic tanks, aerator units, lagoons or laterals shall be installed or constructed within fifteen (15) feet of the Lake of the Ozarks, as measured from the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks.
No common, privately owned wastewater collection system or treatment system may discharge its effluent into the Lake of the Ozarks or in a tributary thereof, unless treated according to State Department of Natural Resources standards.
The owner or operator of existing systems having a permit to discharge to the Lake of the Ozarks or a tributary thereof shall submit reports to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources stating the quality of the effluent entering the Lake or tributary on a monthly basis. Such reports shall be the results of tests done by a qualified laboratory, and the owner of the system shall pay for the cost of such testing.
If the existing facilities do not meet the clean water standards as established by the State and the Federal Clean Water Act, the owner of such facility shall have a maximum of thirty (30) days to bring the discharge up to the standards. If the owner fails to comply, he/she shall be guilty of an offense. Should the violation continue for sixty (60) days, the City shall revoke the discharge permit.
At such time that any privately owned septic tank, aerator unit, or lateral built closer than twenty-five (25) feet to the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks shall be found to be discharging effluent directly or indirectly to the Lake of the Ozarks or a tributary thereof, said system shall not be allowed to be rebuilt or repaired without being moved farther than twenty-five (25) feet from the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks, at the owner’s expense, and shall consist of an approved aerator type system with a chlorinator and one hundred (100) feet of lateral line or more if required.
If any residential, commercial, or industrial person, firm or corporation shall construct or cause to be constructed any septic system, aeration system or lateral lines, or repair or improvement to such without first obtaining a permit from the City, such person shall be guilty of an offense for each and every day such system has been installed, whether or not such unit is in operation.
At no time shall any discharge from any wastewater treatment facility enter the ground closer than one hundred (100) feet from any privately or publicly owned water well. At no time shall any lateral lines be closer than one hundred (100) feet from any publicly or privately owned water well.
Sewage treatment plans for any commercial or industrial establishment, or for a condominium or apartment complex or trailer park treatment facility, shall bear the seal of a registered professional engineer.
All new buildings being erected within twenty-five (25) feet of the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks shall not have any private wastewater disposal system other than an approved aeration type system with a chlorinator and one hundred (100) feet of lateral lines, such a system may not be installed within twenty-five (25) feet of the six hundred sixty (660) foot contour line of the Lake of the Ozarks.
Any person having any hazardous waste as determined by Federal standards shall not discharge either directly or indirectly to the Lake of the Ozarks or any tributary thereof, or to any natural outlet. All hazardous waste must be contained in a separate system and not allowed to enter a regular wastewater disposal system, whether privately or publicly owned.