Water Protection Program
Laws and Regulations
- The term "statute" generally means an act or law passed by a legislative body, such as the Missouri General Assembly or the United States Congress.
- The term "regulation" generally means a rule or standard that has the force of law once promulgated by an administrative agency within its statutory authority. Sometimes referred to as a "Rule."
State regulations are developed through the rulemaking process, by departments or commissions given such authority by statute.
- Missouri Clean Water Law - 640 and Missouri Clean Water Law - 644
Link to Chapters 640 and 644, Missouri Revised Statutes, provided by the Missouri General Assembly.
- Missouri Safe Drinking Water Act
Link to Chapter 640, Missouri Revised Statutes, provided by the Missouri General Assembly. Sections 640.100 through 640.140.
Missouri Revised Statutes (RSMo), are available from the Revisor of Statutes, 573-526-1288, or online through the Missouri General Assembly website.
Copies of the state and federal water laws can be viewed at the Department of Natural Resources’ regional offices and Jefferson City office, the Missouri State Library, U.S. Depository Libraries and most public libraries.