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Sewage System

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Important Contacts

Sewage System

Private sewage systems in unincorporated areas on 25 acres or less are regulated by Lafayette County Planning and Economic Development. Private sewage systems in towns without their own sewage codes, commercial or public buildings in unincorporated areas are regulated by the Lafayette County Health Department. Public sewage systems and large lagoons are regulated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Contact them at one of these phone numbers:

  • 1-800-361-4827
  • 1-573-751-2867
  • 1-573-368-2175

Installation of new systems or major modifications or repairs requires permits and inspections. For complaints, questions, or permit applications, contact the appropriate agency above. For information about onsite sewage systems and a list of licensed professional installers, evaluators, and soil evaluators, visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

For more information, contact 660-259-4371 x2014 or email debbie.dreves@lpha.mo.gov.