Missouri Water Resource Law (Missouri)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Missouri Department of Natural Resources|
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.
|Department||Missouri Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Water Resources Center|
|Address||P.O. Box 176|
|Place||Jefferson City, Missouri|
|Phone 2||573-751-2867 / 573-368-2175|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Mo. Rev. Stat. 640.400 through 640.435|