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.


2018 Rate Changes

The rates for public sewer service in the County were changed, effective January 1, 2018. These increases cover the cost of managing the BCRSD’s $18.6 million debt plus increased operating costs. The increases are as follows: The Base Service Fee will change from $23.60 to $24.70 monthly. The volume charge (based on your average water consumption) will change from $6.90 to $7.25 per 1,000 gallons of water used. Please note that the surcharges for pressure sewer systems were unchanged.


Avoid Blockage in Your Sewer Line

This is a gentle reminder that what you flush down the toilet or rinse down the sink drain can impact the health of your sewer line.  Some of the most commonly found materials that create blockage in the sewer system are “disposable” wipes or paper towels (which do not break down easily), feminine products, and grease or oil left over from cooking.  These waste items are not only hazardous to the BCRSD’s sewer main, but can also create significant blockage in the private sewer lateral – your portion of the sewer line that BCRSD does not maintain.  You can prevent costly plumbing bills and additional BCRSD staff hours by being mindful to only flush what is necessary, and to dispose of oil, grease, food and other items in a compost or in the trash.  As always, we ask that you do not flush jewelry, pharmaceuticals, drug paraphernalia, clothing, toys, bowling balls or bicycle parts, as we have found that these items will also create problems in the sewer system.


Drip Dispersal Wastewater Treatment Systems

The BCRSD adopted drip dispersal treatment system regulations in March of 2018.  You can learn more here!

Click here for the design regulations for subsurface drip dispersal systems (3-20-2018)

Click here for the sample engineering report for subsurface drip dispersal systems (3-20-2018)


Annual Water Usage Review, Spring 2018

The BCRSD completed the 2018 water usage review for BCRSD customers this past May.  Any changes made should be reflected on your statement from Boone Electric Cooperative.  We conduct this review each year using the water readings we receive from your water provider.  For most customers, the readings from January, February and March are used to determine an average water usage for each household.  We use these winter months to avoid billing for any outdoor water usage associated with summer, such as watering lawns or filling pools.  If you feel that your most recent water usage is consistently lower than the usage now reflected on your current bill (as sewer service column labeled “Usage”), please call us to request a “water usage review”.  We are happy to make an adjustment to lower your bill when we can!


New Sanitary Sewer Lateral Requirements

On June 30, 2014, Governor Nixon signed House Bill 1867, requiring all newly constructed sanitary sewer laterals have tracer wire installed as outlined here, beginning January 1, 2016.  The Boone County Regional Sewer District does require that sanitary sewer infrastructure designs adhere to the City of Columbia’s Sanitary Sewer Specifications and Standards, which can be found here.


Capital Improvements Update

The Capital Improvements Program is making progress!

  • The Rocheport wastewater treatment facility will be undergoing rehabilitation to replace and update components of the facility. Shafer, Kline & Warren completed the design, and construction should be completed during summer 2018.
  • The Oberlin Valley interceptor project will close the treatment facility. In its place will be a pump station to pump to the City treatment plant. Easements have been acquired, and HDR engineering firm is handling the design phase.  Construction should begin in the fall of 2018.
  • The Lee Heights project will replace the lagoon with a pump station to pump to the City. The easements have been acquired, and HDR is working on the design and facility plan. Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2018.
  • The Richardson Acres – Brown Station project will construct a pump station at Richardson Acres to pump wastewater to the City for treatment, allowing the lagoon to close. It will also intercept the Brown Station’s recirculating sand filter facility.  Wastewater will flow to the City’s facility for treatment.  HDR will handle the facility plan and design.
  • The Rollingwood project will construct a pump station to pump wastewater to the Midway Crossings treatment plant, allowing the existing Rollingwood treatment plant to close. HDR is engineering the design of the pump station.
  • The Highfield Acres project will provide a gravity extension to divert wastewater flow to the City’s facility, and will close two lagoons.  The BCRSD is working to obtain easements while Cochran engineering firm is working on the design.


Neighborhood Improvement District News

  • HDR is working on the design for the Bolli Road pressure sewers.  This project will eliminate the subdivision’s onsite systems and will pump wastewater to Midway Crossings.
  • Engineering Surveys & Services is working on the design for a gravity sewer connection for the Phenora North subdivision.  This project will close the existing lagoon and flow will be diverted to the Rocky Fork treatment facility.


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.


Line Maintenance Schedule

The following neighborhoods and subdivisions are scheduled for line maintenance in the winter and spring: Cedar Lake, Country Squire Estates, Lake of the Woods, Lakeland Acres, Midway Crossings, Otscon, Phenora, Pin Oak, Powell, Prairie Meadows, Rayfield, Rocky Creek, Rollingwood, Sugar Tree Hills, Sunrise Estates, and University Estates.


Keep the Lid Down

Cleaning the sewer lines involves using a sewer jet to propel water through all the main underground pipes in order to clear them of debris such as grease and grit.  If your home’s ventilation pipes are clogged or are not large enough, air forced through the sewer lines during jetting will vent through commodes or drains.  The escape of the air may force some water out of your commode or drains.  In order to prevent this from happening in your home, check your roof vent and make sure it is not clogged and get in the habit of keeping your commode lid down.

Learn more about line maintenance >