Water, Sewer & Wastewater Information
The Cooper County Public Health Center offers access to water testing for private well owners. Testing is provided through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Municipal water supplies are monitored through the Department of Natural Resources.
Municpal –Public water supply
The Cooper County Public Health Center helps to ensure the prevention of disease by following up on potential sewer failures. Please call our office and ask for the Environmental Public Health Specialist for further information.
Cooper County Waste Water Treatment Program
On June 15, 1995 The Cooper County Commission passed a commission order that the County of Cooper will follow current State Of Missouri Laws on permitted wastewater treatment systems.
- All homeowners of single family residences, who are considering installing a new sewage system or major a modification to an existing system with three (3) acres or less must obtain a permit prior to installation or modification can begin. All commercial property or housing subdivisions must go through DNR for approval. The County of Cooper will provide at no cost, a copy of the applicable State Laws to anyone requesting it. The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has the laws accessible twenty-four hours per day on-line at www.dhss.mo.gov
- Applications for permits & permit fees may be obtained through your local public health department or (DHSS) at 930 Wildwood, Jefferson City, Missouri. (573-751-6102).
- Step 1. Send completed permit & fee to address listed on fee permit. Permit must contain an application number that is applied at the time you receive your application.
- Step 2. The homeowner or a registered installer must complete the application and include the morphology soil report .The application may be delivered to the local health department or to DHSS at the address listed above. If it is determined that an advanced system is required you may be required to obtain services of an engineer. If a system has been designed by an engineer you will need to include a copy of his/her report with the construction application
- Step 3. The application will be reviewed after the payment for the permit has been received at the Department of Health and Senior Services. The Environmental Public Health Specialist (EPHS) will contact the homeowner or installer to schedule an appointment about the application and system. You may not start installation until you receive approval in writing from the EPHS.
- Step 4.When you receive your written authorization you may begin the installation process. The installer must notify the EPHS 48 hours (business hours) prior to covering up the system. If the EPHS is unable to make a site visit in 48 hours you may then cover the system and complete the project.
- Please keep a copy of all documents submitted. If any variances or special circumstances are granted in your case please insist they be placed in writing by whoever is granting the special circumstance. This documentation process is to the benefit of all parties involved.
- A well maintained documentation file helps to aid in prompt real estate transactions.