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AG sues Camden County businesses for water issues

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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed lawsuits against four Camden County businesses for clean water law violations in the operations of their wastewater treatment facilities.

According to a news release from Koster's office, the four businesses are:

• Wheelhouse Marina in Lake Ozark, which owns and operates an aeration wastewater treatment system that discharges into Lake of the Ozarks. According to the release, the company has not submitted necessary permit applications and has not installed a dechlorination system.

• Admirals Point LLC, which operates a recirculating sand filter wastewater treatment system in Climax Springs that also discharges into Lake of the Ozarks. Koster's office said in the release that the company failed to renew its operating permit or submit monthly monitoring reports.

• Tahoe-Ozark Land Investment LLC, which operates a treatment system that serves Captains Galley, a restaurant in Camdenton, and discharges into Lake of the Ozarks. The release said the company installed the wrong type of disinfection system and failed to maintain the facility, allowing buildup of sludge and allowing sediment and trash to clog the system.

• J Bar H Estates Master Association Inc., which operates a treatment facility in Camdenton that discharges into a tributary of Lake of the Ozarks. The release said that sample results from the treatment system showed fecal coliform in excess of permit limits, as well as the presence of E. coli.

In each case, Koster is asking for permanent injunctions and required upgrades, a $10,000-per-day penalty for each violation, and payment of all associated costs.[[In-content Ad]]


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