Sewage & Septic System Information


Community wastewater management and adequate sewer systems play important roles in sanitation and disease prevention. Wastewater can contaminate the local environment and drinking water supply, thereby increasing the risk of disease transmission. Therefore, to improve health, it is vital to develop a system to manage community wastewater and sewage. In many countries, proper wastewater management is not practiced due to lack of resources, infrastructure, available technology, and space.

Our Environmentalist plays an important role to establish operation and maintenance standards and to promote the effective management and installation of wastewater treatment systems for the life of the systems. By inspecting wastewater systems within our county for proper installation we can ensure the level of treatment necessary to adequately protect public health and surface and groundwater quality.

An inspection and permit is required from Pike County Health Department for those installing a septic system on less than 3 acres. It is important to know there are many different types of wastewater systems that are designed to fit the needs of your specific soil type and more. Our Environmentalist can help guide you through this process to ensure you are installing the proper system for your property. You may also utilize the Steps for Installing a Septic System document below.

For more information contact our Environmental Specialist, Stefanie Davis at 573-324-2111 ext. 113.


Amended On-Site Sewage Ordinance

On August 27, 2020 the Board of Trustees for the Pike County Health Department voted to rescind part of the new On-Site Sewage Disposal System Ordinance 2020. The three-acre exemption was put back into the ordinance. They also chose to make this change retro-active to the implementation date of the new ordinance. This means that properties over 3 acres are not required to have a permit and inspection from the Health Department. All other changes made to the ordinance were left in place.  For the order and full ordinance use the link provided below. A physical copy can be found at the County Clerk’s office, or the Health Department.


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A list of Registered Soil Evaluators that work in Pike County, Missouri can be found at here: Onsite Soil Evaluators List


(Updated 7/13/2020) This list may not be all inclusive and is not an endorsement. 

Company NameStreet AddressTown, State, Zip CodePhone Number
All American Pumping & Drain, LLC1508 Business Hwy 54 WestBowling Green, MO 63334636-528-2868
Billy Orf & Sons Farms, LLC11561 Pike 411Middletown, MO 63359573-470-6269
B & J Septic755 Mary Jo Rd.Silex, MO 63377573-384-5536
Clint Bowen Construction, LLC108000 Pike 52Frankford, MO 63441573-470-1079
Dotson & Gibbs, IncPO Box 484New London, MO 63459573-985-3700
J. Gladney Backhoe & Excavating297 Hopi Dr.Elsberry, MO 63343636-775-0846
L.H.'s Digging Company17266 Highway 54Bowling Green, MO 63334573-470-0227
Love & Sons LLC400 Delaware St.Louisiana, MO 63353573-754-6264
Mick Mehler & Sons99 Mehler DrSilex, MO 63377573-384-5978
Noble Land & Forestry Solutions, LLC4500 Gordon Rd.Sturgeon MO 65284636-346-1632
Orf Construction Inc.15181 Pike 313Bowling Green, MO 63334573-324-3552
Turnbull Plumbing18 N. 8th StBowling Green, MO 63334573-324-9932


(updated 5/31/19) This list may not be all inclusive and is not an endorsement. 

Licensed Engineers are needed if your system can not be a conventional system or a lagoon.

Company Name:Company Address:Phone Number:Website:
The Clayton Engineering Company2268 Welsch Industrial Ct, St. Louis, MO 63146(314) 692-8888
Broughton Engineering, LLCWentzville, MO(314) 603-3300
Gredell Engineering Resources, Inc.Jefferson City, MO(573) 659-9078
King Septic Service Engineering8739 Byrnesville Rd, Cedar Hill, MO 63016(636) 274-4589
Lewis-Bade Inc101 E Walton St, Warrenton, MO 63383(636) 456-2615
Meco Engineering3120 Palmyra Rd., Hannibal, MO 63401(573) 221-4048
Pickett, Ray & Silver Engineering & Surveying22 Richmond Center Ct, St Peters, MO 63376(636) 397-1211
R. Barr Consulting, LLC2268 Welsch Industrial Ct, St. Louis, MO 63146(314) 692-8888this # is for Clayton Engineering, R. Barr is run out of that office, no website
Sherrill Associates, Inc316 N Main St., Edwardsville, IL 62025(618) 656-9251