Welcome to the website of the Boone County Regional Sewer District. We are Boone County’s wastewater collection and treatment utility serving unincorporated Boone County.

2015 Rate Changes

The rates for public sewer service in the County will be changing, effective January 1, 2015.  We are pleased to announce the increases are lower than projected.  These increases cover the cost of managing the BCRSD’s $18.4 million debt plus increased operating costs.   The increases are as follows:

  • The Base Service Fee will change from $19.65 to $20.65 monthly.
  • The volume charge (based on your average water consumption) will change from $5.75 per 1,000 gallons to $6.00 per 1,000 gallons of water used.
  • Please note that the surcharges for pressure sewer systems will be unchanged.
Upcoming Annual Water Usage Review, Spring 2015

The BCRSD will complete the annual water usage review in May 2015.  Any changes to your volume charge will be based on the water readings from January, February and March.  The following fees will be included in your sewer service billing:

  • The monthly Base Service Fee of $20.65, which covers the administrative cost of making sewer service available to the property, and includes the cost of debt service and other fixed costs.  This fee stays with the property at all times and is not discontinued unless the private sewer line is disconnected from the main sewer system.

  • The Water Treatment Fee is $6.00 per 1,000 gallons water used, and covers the cost of treating wastewater to make it safe to return to the environment.    The BCRSD applies this fee based on an average water usage for your household, determined by the water readings reported by your water provider.

  • A Pressure System Surcharge may be applied if your property has a pressurized system [septic tank effluent pump (STEP), grinder pump, or small diameter variable grade (SDVG)].  This fee will vary depending on the type of system you have and whether or not the BCRSD maintains it for you.  Fees in this category will range from $8.70 to $19.95 monthly in 2015.  More information on pressurized systems is available at

If you feel the usage on your bill is not accurate, the BCRSD is happy to look at your account and water usage with you to make sure we are billing correctly.

Workforce News

We are pleased to announce that Virgil Farnen, Operations Supervisor, was recognized as Operator of the Year by the Missouri Water Environment Association in March of this year.  Virgil has contributed 25 years of outstanding service to the District, beginning with his role as a temporary laborer in 1989.  Since then, he’s served in the capacity of Wastewater Operator and Operations Supervisor.  The District offers him a hearty THANKS for his hard work, patience and dedication over time. Congratulations, Virgil, we are delighted to have you on our team!

Capital Improvements Update

The Capital Improvements Program continues and is making progress.

  • The Rocky Fork Water Reclamation Facility and collection system construction continues. This project will connect Clearview, Bon Gor, Phenora South, Wagon Trail, County Downs and Powell subdivisions to the new facility.  The treatment facilities in these neighborhoods will be closed.  Project completion is expected in spring 2015.

  • The lines and pump stations for the Highway HH Corridor Project have been installed and are up and running.  The facilities for Lake Capri, Hillview Acres, Sun Valley Estates, Sharidan Hills and Fall Creek subdivisions are closed. Wastewater from these subdivisions is routed through the HH Corridor to the City of Columbia treatment facility.  Users in this area will remain BCRSD customers, and the BCRSD will pay the City of Columbia for treatment of wastewater.

  • The BCRSD plans to fund the following future Capital Improvements projects early in 2015:
    • Spring Park Interceptor and Lagoon Closure
    • Sunrise Estates NE & NW Interceptor and Lagoon Closures
    • El Rey Heights Interceptor and Wastewater Treatment Plant Closure
    • Westwood Meadows Interceptor and Lagoon Closure
Line Maintenance Schedule

The following neighborhoods are scheduled for line maintenance in the winter and spring:   Valley Creek; Woods Mill; Water’s Edge; Sun Valley; Hillview Acres; Lake Capri; Phenora; Powell; Clearview; Gateway South; Newtown; Old Plank Meadows; Maple Meadows; Highfield Acres; Gregory Heights; Fairway Meadows; Meadow Lake; Cedar Gate; Sunnyslope; and Wagon Trail.

Learn more about line maintenance >

Septic Tank Pumping Schedule

Customers on rate B, rate D and rate E pay for septic tank cleaning every five years.

Learn more about Septic Tank Effluent Pump (STEP) systems and see the septic tank pumping schedule >

Does your homeowners insurance cover sewer back-ups?

Not all homeowner policies include coverage of sewer back-ups. Coverage can be added for a minimal charge. Check your policy. Talk to your insurance agent. Make sure your home is covered.