What are the Primacy Fees on my water/sewer bill?

     As you may notice there is a "Primacy fee" on your sewer bill this month and there will be another one next month on the water bill.  These are fees billed once a year for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a funding source to support the MDNR's public drinking water.  Every user of Missouri's public drinking water and sewers is charged these fees. Water and sewer are regulated by the State instead of the Federal government.  Detailed information can be found on the web site: ddnr.mo.gov/en/wpp/primacyfee.htm.