Rules & Regs

The following is a selection of District Rules and Regulations pertaining to

  • User Regulations
  • Board Policies
  • Design and Construction of Sanitary Sewer

There are also links to State Regulations and Laws that pertain to the Sewer District.


User Regulations

The following are regulations developed by the Sewer District and approved by the Board of Trustees pertaining to the use of the Sewer District's public sanitary sewer system and the establishment of user fees.

Sewer Use Regulations
These regulations govern the use of public sanitary sewers and cover issues such as the installation and connection of sanitary sewers and the discharge of waters and wastes into the public sanitary sewer systems. The regulations also provide penalties for violations. These regulations are enacted by the Sewer District Board of Trustees in order to protect and promote the public health and to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of wastewater collection and centralized treatment services. These regulations are applicable to all areas within unincorporated Boone County, Missouri. Download the Sewer District's Sewer Use Regulations >

User Rate Regulations
This regulation establishes a user charge system for the Sewer District in order to provide funds needed to pay for all expenses associated with the District's wastewater treatment works. Download the Sewer District's User Rate Regulations >

Board of Trustees

The Sewer District's Board By-laws generally cover topics such as how trustees are appointed, how meetings of trustees are conducted, and what officers the Sewer District will have and a description of their duties. Download the Sewer District's Board of Trustees' By-laws >

Design and Construction Policies and Specifications

Policy on Hiring Engineers
The Sewer District negotiates contracts for architectural, engineering and land surveying on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualifications at fair and reasonable prices. Download the policy and review the procedures the Sewer District follows when hiring engineering consultants >

City of Columbia Sanitary Sewer Specifications
When designing sanitary sewer infrastructure that will become part of the Sewer District's system, please follow the City of Columbia's Sanitary Sewer Specifications and Standards. You can review these specs at the following link:

STEP (Septic Tank Effluent Pump) Specifications
If you are designing a Septic Tank Effluent Pump (STEP) system, please download and follow these specifications >


Rules of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR):
10 CSR Division 20 - Clean Water Commission

The rules and regulations of the MDNR that apply to the Sewer District are written in Section 10 CSR Division 20. The section is entitled Clean Water Commission (CWC).  The CWC is the water contaminant control agency established to oversee matters such as issuing permits for wastewater treatment, protecting and improving Missouri waterways by monitoring water quality, investigating complaints from the public, adopting regulations, enforcing the Clean Water Law and administering grants.  The MDNR Water Pollution Control staff is supervised and guided by the CWC, and the director of staff serves the commission.

Division 20 of 10 CSR regulates the collection and treatment of wastewater including such issues as operating permits, water quality standards, design guides and operations.  You can view the regulations at the following link:

Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 204:
Common Sewer Districts in Certain Areas

The District was established as a public sewer district under Chapter 204 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri in October of 1973. The statute identifies how the Sewer District may incur debt, set regulations and policies, establish rates, collect fees as well as many other issues.  The statute is available for review at the following link: or Chapter 204 may be downloaded >