March 08, 2019

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Annual Census of Missouri Public Water Systems Now Available

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MARCH 15, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announces the availability of the 2019 Annual Census of Missouri Public Water Systems. This report defines the quality and safety of drinking water provided by Missouri's 2,747 public water systems for 2018.

The annual Census of Missouri Public Water Systems provides detailed information regarding the volume, source water type, population and other characteristics of water systems. In addition, test results for selected chemicals are included along with the types of treatments used by Missouri water systems.

"This report shows when people drink the water in Missouri, they can be confident the water is safe and meets state and federal standards," said David Lamb, Chief of the Department of Natural Resources’ Public Drinking Water Branch. "Our department works closely with water systems to make sure any problems are addressed quickly and that long-term solutions are in place to protect the health of Missouri's citizens."

The department is required to produce a census annually under the Missouri Revised Statutes, Title XL, Chapter 640, Section 640.120. The 2019 Census of Missouri Public Water Systems is available online at