Missouri Water Resource 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 Water Resource Law (Missouri)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wrc/index.html

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/ChaptersIndex/chaptIndex640.html


The Department of Natural Resources is responsible for ensuring that the quality and quantity of the water resources of the state are maintained at the highest level practicable to support present and future beneficial uses. The Department maintains an ongoing statewide surface and groundwater monitoring program and is authorized to enact regulations and restrict uses of certain water sources based on its findings. Additionally, the Department may establish special water quality protection areas where it finds a contaminant in a public water system in concentration that exceeds a maximum contaminant level that has been set by either the Department or the Environmental Protection Agency. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, all Missouri landowners retain the right to have, use, and own private water systems and ground source systems anytime and anywhere including land within city limits, unless prohibited by city ordinance, on their own property so long as all applicable rules and regulations established by the Department are satisfied.

Policy Contact

Department Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division Water Resources Center
Address P.O. Box 176
Place Jefferson City, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 65102
Phone 800-361-4827
Phone 2 573-751-2867 / 573-368-2175
Email mowaters@dnr.mo.gov

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

Authority 1: Mo. Rev. Stat. 640.400 through 640.435