Geological Survey Program

Environmental Assistance Unit

The Environmental Assistance Unit provides geological and hydrological technical support to the public, Environmental Assistance Unitconsultants, and other programs within the department. This support includes technical assistance to the public related to geologic hazards such as sinkhole collapse and landslides; the department’s Solid Waste Program in the characterization, permitting and monitoring of landfills in Missouri; and the performance of hydrogeological site evaluations for liquid and residential waste in support of the Water Protection Program.

Geological and Hydrological Site Evaluations for Liquid Waste Facilities

Liquid Waste – Staff evaluate and determine the overall geologic and hydrologic limitations for proposed and existing liquid waste facilities. These systems include:

Request for Geohydrologic Evaluation of Liquid-Waste Treatment Facility/Site Form – MO 780-1688

Residential Housing Developments – Staff evaluate the geologic and hydrologic limitations to established the density or lot size of individual onsite wastewater systems (septic tanks).

Request for Geohydrologic Evaluation of Residential Housing Development (Subdivision) Form – MO 780-1690

 

Geological and Hydrological Technical Support

Solid Waste – Staff provide regulatory oversight and technical support in determining the geologic and hydrologic characteristics of proposed solid waste
facilities. Additionally, the staff assist in the design and implementation of groundwater monitoring programs at approved facilities.

Proposed Solid Waste Disposal Area Site Investigations – Sorted by County 02/3/14 XLS

Request for Preliminary Investigation of Proposed Solid-Waste Disposal Area Form – MO 780-1689.

Request for Preliminary Investigation of Area Proposed for Beneficial Reuse of Solid Waste Form – MO 780-1691

Liquid Waste – Staff provide technical support in determining the geologic and hydrologic characteristics of liquid waste facilities and assist in the design and implementation of groundwater monitoring programs.

Geologic HazardsSinkholes in MissouriWe provide assistance to the citizens of Missouri by evaluating the causes and impacts of sinkhole formation and collapse, landslide development and mine collapse. Geologists perform geologic and hydrologic evaluation to determine if collapse is attributed to a natural karst feature or is associated with the failure of a man-made feature.  Learn more.


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