Water Usage Law, Major Water Users (Missouri)

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Place Missouri

Applies to States or Provinces Missouri
Name Water Usage Law, Major Water Users (Missouri)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Hydroelectric, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wrc/mwu-forms.htm

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/ChaptersIndex/chaptIndex256.html


Any water user with the capability to withdraw or divert 100,000 gallons or more per day from any stream, river, lake, well, spring or other water source must register and file for a permit for water withdrawal and diversion from the Department of Natural Resources. Additionally, no major water user may convey water withdrawn or diverted from within the southeast Missouri regional water district if such withdrawal or diversion and subsequent conveyance to a location outside the district unduly interferes with the reasonable and customary activities of a registered major water user located within the district.

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. 256.400 through 256.433

Date Enacted 1983

Authority 2: Mo. Rev. Stat. 265.641 through 265.660 (Southeast Missouri Regional Water District)