Wastewater Treatment

On-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) are regulated through the Environmental Health Department.  This program regulates the operation, maintenance, installation and major repairs of OWTS.  To construct a new OWTS or to make a major repair on an existing one, an OWTS Construction Permit must be issued from the Environmental Health Department. To begin the process, a Construction Permit Application, OWTS design plan, and soil morphology must be submitted to the Environmental Health Department. Please contact the Environmental Department to discuss plans or to obtain a Construction Permit Application.  

Soil scientists who conduct soil morphologies and OWTS installers must be registered with MO DHSS.  Following are links to registered soil scientists and installers:

Installers Link 

Soil Scientists Link

For complaints concerning OWTS, call the Environmental Health Department.