SS#2 HCS HB 1717, 2016 (New Section - Proposed Language)
644.200. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the department of natural resources shall provide any municipality or community currently served by a wastewater treatment system with information regarding options to upgrade the existing system to meet any new or existing discharge requirements. The information provided shall include available advanced technologies including biological treatment options.
2. The municipality or community, or a third party hired by the community or municipality, may conduct an analysis of available options to meet any new or existing discharge requirements including, but not limited to, the construction or installation of a new wastewater collection or treatment facility, connection to an existing collection or treatment facility outside the municipality or community, and upgrading or expanding the existing wastewater treatment system. The analysis shall include an examination of the feasibility and the cost of each option.
3. If upgrading or expanding the existing wastewater treatment system is feasible and cost effective and will enable the system to meet the discharge requirements, the department shall allow the entity to implement such option.