The mission of the Division of Environmental Quality is to help Missourians prevent pollution, protect the public from harmful emissions, discharges and waste disposal practices. We are here to help Missourians improve the quality of the air, water and soil for sustainable use by business, tourism and agriculture.

Please accept our invitation to become actively involved in what the division is doing. We hope this site will help you to find out about the services available to you to help protect the environment. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you have any ideas about how we can serve you better.


  • Air Pollution Control Program

    acid rain, air quality, asbestos, emissions, incineration, lead and ozone, open burning
  • Environmental Services Program

    provides support for other department programs that need scientific data for their work.  Samples are collected and environmental conditions are monitored by staff specializing in air quality, water quality and hazardous materials management.  Hazardous materials response professionals assist in planning, environmental emergency clean up and clandestine drug lab chemical management.  Laboratory analyses of these and other samples are conducted by chemists trained in testing for environmental pollutants.

  • Environmental Remediation Program

    disposal information, federal facilities, illegal disposal, superfund, waste minimization.
  • Regional Offices

    addresses, phone numbers, site map.
  • Soil and Water Conservation Program

    cost-share, soil and water conservation district assistance, soil survey, special area land treatment or SALT.
  • Waste Management Program

    illegal disposal, landfills, market development, recycling, groundwater monitoring, solid waste management districts, transfer stations, waste reduction, waste tires.
  • Water Protection Program

    public drinking water branch, water pollution control branch, water and wastewater operator training and certification, wellhead protection.
  • Public Drinking Water Branch

    backflow prevention, boil orders, consumer confidence reports, drinking water standards, financial assistance, lead contamination, public water supplies census, assessments.
  • Water Pollution Control Branch

    animal wastes, compliance review, land application, non-point pollution sources, stormwater, total maximum daily loads, wastewater, water quality standard.
  • Water and Wastewater

    operator training and certification.

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