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Newest water census filed

Newest water census filed

March 12th, 2019 by Jenny Gray in News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources announces the availability of the 2019 annual Census of Missouri Public Water Systems. Missouri had 2,747 public water systems in 2018, with no new ones in Callaway County.

Callaway, Boone, Cole and Moniteau are listed as part of the Northeast Regional Office, Region 2, part of six regions statewide.

In Callaway, there are several city water systems, including Auxvasse (built in 1913 to serve 429 connections), Fulton (built in 1937 to serve 4,303 connections), Kingdom City (built in 1989 to serve 95 connections), North Jefferson City (built in 2017 to serve 38 connections), Mokane (built in 1961 to serve 104 connections) and New Bloomfield (built in 1961 to serve 574 connections).

Water district systems include Callaway 2 Water District (built in 1973 to serve 5,664 connections) and Callaway County District 1 (built in 1968 to serve 4,277 connections). Callaway 2 Water District sells water to new Christian Life Fellowship and District 1 sells to Mo American Jefferson City North and Seges MHP.

Serving subdivisions, mobile home parks, institutions and more are Hatton Hills (built in 2006 to serve 23 connections), New Christian Life Fellowship (built in 1979 to serve 14 connections), Riverview Nursing Center (built in 1978 to serve one connection), Seges MHP (built in 2007 to serve 60 connections) and Wildwood Lot Owners Association (built in 1973 to serve 61 connections).

Non-community water systems include Ameren Missouri at the Callaway Energy Center and South Callaway County R-2 schools.

The department is required to produce a census annually under the Missouri Revised Statutes, Title XL, Chapter 640, Section 640.120. The 2019 Census of Missouri Public Water Systems is available at dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/census.htm.

"This report shows when people drink the water in Missouri, they can be confident the water is safe and meets state and federal standards," said David Lamb, chief of the Department of Natural Resources' Public Drinking Water Branch. "Our department works closely with water systems to make sure any problems are addressed quickly and that long-term solutions are in place to protect the health of Missouri's citizens."

The annual Census of Missouri Public Water Systems provides detailed information regarding the volume, source water type, population and other characteristics of water systems. Test results for selected chemicals are included along with the types of treatments used by Missouri water systems.