PUB 98 - Public Drinking Water Permits

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
11/2017
Department of Natural Resources Director: Carol S. Comer
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Public Drinking Water Permits

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Quality
Water Protection Program – Public Drinking Water Branch
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
573-751-5331

Or contact your nearest Department of Natural Resources regional office.

Certification
Drinking Water Treatment Supply Operator Certification

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Quality
Water Protection Program – Public Drinking Water Branch
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
573-751-5331

Regulated Facilities: All community and nontransient noncommunity public water systems and those transient noncommunity public water systems that use surface water or groundwater under the direct influence of surface water. This classification determines the certification level the system’s chief operator and those who make process control system integrity day to day decisions must possess.

Fees: Examination - $45 (includes certificate when passed); Renewal - $45; Reciprocity - $65

Required Documents: A completed application form with supporting documentation about employment and education. Application: For Examination for a Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Operator or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Certificate, Form -- MO 780-1089 available online at dnr.mo.gov/forms/780-1089-f.pdf.

Length of Certification: Three years

Average Processing Time: You must apply at least 30 days prior to examination.

Applicable Statues: RSMo 640.100

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 60-14.010, 60-14.020 and 60-14.030

Distribution Drinking Water Operator Certification
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division of Environmental Quality
Water Protection Program – Public Drinking Water Branch
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
573-751-5331

Regulated Activities: All community and nontransient noncommunity public water systems and those transient noncommunity public water systems that use surface water or groundwater under the direct influence of surface water. This classification determines the certification level the system’s chief operator and those who make process control system integrity day to day decisions must possess.

Fees: Examination - $45 (includes certificate when passed); Renewal - $45; Reciprocity - $65

Required Documents: A completed application form with supporting documentation on employment and education. Application: For Examination for a Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Operator or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Certificate, Form -- MO 780-1089 is available online at dnr.mo.gov/forms/780-1089-f.pdf.

Length of Certification: Three years

Average Processing Time: You must apply at least 30 days prior to examination.

Applicable Statutes: RSMo 640.100

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 60-14.010, 60-14.020 and 60-14.030

Construction Permit

Regulated Activities: The construction, expansion or modification of a public water system, a water supply source, water storage, distribution system or treatment facility. A public water system is one that has at least 15 or more service connections or regularly serves an average of 25 consumers per day at least 60 days out of the year.

Fees: None

Required Documents: A completed Application Form for A Construction Permit, Form -- MO 780-0701 available online at dnr.mo.gov/forms/index.html, engineering report, detailed plans and specifications.

Length of Permit: Two years

Average Processing Time: 45 days

Public Participation: None required

Applicable Statutes: RSMo 640.115

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 60-3.010 and 60-10.010

Permit to Dispense

Regulated Activities: Required for the operation of a new, improved or existing public water system.

Fees: No fees for permit. There are annual primacy and laboratory services fees, based on type of facility and population.

Required Documents: A completed Application for Permit to Dispense Water form with supporting documentation as to reliable water system operation, water quality meeting applicable maximum contaminant levels, acceptable water system construction, and completion of an emergency operating plan. Application for Permit to Dispense Water, Form -- MO 780-2122 is available online at dnr.mo.gov/forms/780-2122-f.pdf.

Length of Permit: Effective until revoked.

Average Processing Time: 60 days

Public Participation: None required

Applicable Statutes: RSMo 640.115

Applicable Rules: 10 CSR 60-3.010 and 60-16.030