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A Homeowner’s Guide to Major Repairs or New installation of a Sewage System
Senate Bill 446 established State Statue 701.025 through 701.059. This Statute required the Missouri Department of Health to establish standards and procedures for: 
1.Construction or repair of on-site sewage systems.
2.Investigation of sewage system complaints.
3.Registration and training of sewage system installers.
4.Provide list of registered installers.
5.Listing of individuals qualified to perform soil morphology
          evaluations.

The Mo Dept of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is The Regulating Authority in Wayne County Missouri.


The DHSS does not design on-site septic systems but we do offer Technical Assistance and advice for those who request it.

The permit that is referred to is the Missouri Department of Health On Site Sewage Disposal System Construction Permit. If the information is completed correctly on this application and the fee is paid this permit is issued to DHSS.

Once this permit is received by DHSS along with the Soil Morphology Report and the Completed Application Packet from the owner or installer, Environmental Public Health Specialists from the DHSS reviews the application packet and makes a visit to the site.

When the information and the site all meet the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Regulations, the DHSS will issue the Construction Permit.  This Construction Permit must be displayed at the construction site while any of this type work is being conducted.

Once this system has been installed, the DHSS will make a final Site Inspection of the system.

If the State Permit is not purchased, if the soils report indicates the soil is unsuitable, if the application packet is not completed correctly, or not turned in, if the proposed system does not meet the regulations, the Construction Permit Will Not Be Issued.


Soil Morphology 

Only registered persons may perform soil morphology evaluations for the purpose of design and construction of an Onsite Sewage Disposal System.   

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