The following are the state of Missouri’s standard septic system regulations.
- Septic tank from private well = 50 ft.
- Septic tank from public well = 300 ft.
- Lateral lines from private well = 100 ft.
- Lateral lines from public well = 300 ft.
- Septic tank from property line = 10 ft.
- Lateral line from property line = 10 ft.
Some regulations that vary from the state per county are as follows.
Regulations, Requirements & Permits For Septic Systems in Christian County
Some counties in Missouri have their regulations for septic systems at the state’s standard requirements. Christian County however, has a few differences.
The following includes information on Christian County’s septic system regulations that are different than the state’s minimum requirements.
No requirement to mark locations of system’s components in the field before permitting.
All system components must be marked and identified in the field before application is submitted.
The state allows local jurisdictions to allow variances related to setbacks.
Christian County does not allow any setback variances for new construction except for provisional variances for lots platted before May 1st, 1992. However, Christian County will sometimes allow setback variances for replacement systems. Source: Christian County Health
The state requires single family dwelling flow rates to be based on 120 gallons per bedroom regardless of the occupancy of dwelling.
When the occupancy of a single family dwelling exceeds 2 persons per bedroom, Christian County allows flow rates to be determined by the maximum number of occupants at a rate of 60 gallons per person per day.
The state makes no mention of anchoring septic tanks against flotation.
Christian County requires fiberglass and plastic tanks to be anchored against flotation.
The state requires septic tanks to have a minimum depth of 36 inches.
Christian County requires septic tanks to have a minimum depth of 30 inches.
Both the state and Christian County share similar regulations regarding the use of aeration tanks, alternative materials for effluent distribution within the disposal/treatment field, advanced treatment and distribution systems such as drip tubing, etc.
Quite often we are consulted for our expertise by local governing authorities. We have been instrumental in helping to form their recent regulations.