PUB595 - Major Water Users

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
Department of Natural Resources Director: Carol S. Comer

Major Water Users

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Geological Survey
Water Resources Center
PO Box 250, 111 Fairgrounds Road
Rolla, MO 65402-0250

Collection of major water use data by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is authorized under a law passed in 1983 by the Missouri General Assembly (RSMo Chapter 256.400, 256.405, 256.410, 256.415, 256.420, 256.425, and 256.430). The law's purpose is to insure the compilation of information needed to analyze future water resource management needs. The department's Missouri Water Resources Center is responsible for administering the law.

No permit is issued and the major water user does not need permission to withdraw water. However, major water users must submit the Water Use Inventory annually before March 31.

There are no fees, and there are no limits to the amount of water that can be withdrawn.

For more information about major water users data, contact the Water Resources Program at 573-751-7823.