Sewer Rate Information
In October 2011, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) issued a formal compliance order to the City of Republic regarding wastewater discharge in wet weather events. This Voluntary Compliance Agreement (VCA) required necessary changes to be made in order to be fully compliant. The original VCA allowed the City five (5) years to fully eliminate discharges in wet weather events with the option of one five-year extension. This extension has now expired and the City has requested to be placed into an Administrative Order under the MDNR. This Administrative Order establishes required improvements and resulting penalties if compliance is not achieved. On April 20, 2021, the City Council of the City of Republic approved a new wastewater rate structure through 2025 based on a commissioned rate study (Ordinance 21-20). This proposed rate structure is carefully constructed in order to achieve compliance and offset rising costs of operation, while also increasing capital to ensure longevity and sustainability of the system alongside continuous growth of the City.
Please rest assured, this is not an unfunded obligation. The City of Republic has exercised its best judgment in keeping the increase to a minimum while working toward a long-term solution that is best for residents. We will make the necessary changes and set guidelines for remaining in compliance as we move forward together.
On this page you will find information about how the Republic utility services work, as well as a calculator to help you estimate how the change in rate might impact you.
We appreciate your understanding, confidence, and support in the necessity for our action. Questions? Please contact us at 417-732-3136.