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According to section 644.145.9, RSMo, the department is required to produce and submit an annual report by the beginning of each fiscal year to the governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the president pro tempore of the senate and the chairs of the committees in both houses having primary jurisdiction over natural resource issues. This report must contain specific information about the findings of affordability completed in the previous calendar year:

  • The total number of findings of affordability issued by the department, those categorized as affordable, those categorized as not meeting the definition of affordable and those implemented as a federal mandate regardless of affordability
  • The average increase in sewer rates both in dollars and percentage for all findings found to be affordable
  • The average increase in sewer rates as a percentage of median house income in the communities for those findings determined to be affordable and a separate calculation of average increases in sewer rates for those found not to meet the definition of affordable
  • A list of all permit holders receiving findings. The following data from the finding of affordability is listed for each permittee:
    • Current and projected monthly residential sewer rates in dollars
    • Projected monthly residential sewer rates as a percentage of median household income
    • Percentage of households at or below the state poverty rate

Listed below are the three most recent annual reports. For copies of older reports, please submit an Open Records/ Sunshine Law Request.