Missouri Clean Water Law (Missouri)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Missouri

Applies to States or Provinces Missouri
Name Missouri Clean Water Law (Missouri)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/lawsregs.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15


The public policy of the state of Missouri is to conserve the waters of the state and to protect, maintain, and improve their quality for public water supplies and for domestic, agricultural, industrial, recreational and other legitimate beneficial uses and for the propagation of wildlife, fish and aquatic life, as well as to provide for the prevention, abatement, and control of new or existing water pollution. No waste may be discharged into state waters without prior treatment, and permits are required for all pollutant discharges. Reasonable use projects are defined as projects that conform to all proper permitting and zoning requirements in the affected area. This law establishes the Clean Water Commission, which has the authority to adopt and promulgate regulations pertaining to water quality and pollution. The law contains additional information on permitted discharges, fees, effluent limitations, and construction permits.

Policy Contact

Department Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division Water Protection Program
Address P.O. Box 176
Place Jefferson City, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 65102
Phone 800-361-4827
Phone 2 573-751-1300
Email cleanwater@dnr.mo.gov

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Mo. Rev. Stat. 644
Date Enacted 1972

Authority 2: Code of State Regulations 10-20 (Clean Water Commission)

Authority 3: Code of State Regulations 10-23 (Wellhead)

Authority 4: Code of State Regulations 10-60 (Safe Drinking Water Commission)