News Release 013

Lake organization receives grant to study Normac Sewer District

Volume 39-013 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $41,000 to the Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments to study the possibility of extending the Normac Sewer District in Camden County.

The sewer line extension feasibility study will help the council understand past precedent and establish a future vision for the land to outline the best plan for extension of the existing collection system. Extending the existing system will add more customers, which will lower the monthly rates being paid by current Normac Sewer District customers. Adding more customers to the district will also benefit the environment as it will reduce the number of permitted outflow points and on-site (septic) wastewater systems in the area.

The feasibility study will be used to develop and to identify the current regional infrastructure and recommend suitable locations for potential long-term investments and improve water quality in the region. Contributing partners in this collaborative effort include Camden County Health Department, Camden County Assessor, Camden County Waste Water Department, Camden County Sewer Board, Missouri Spatial Data Information Services, Missouri Association of Council of Governments and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act. The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds. The department is committed to working closely with communities and businesses to assist with funding efforts that improve water quality in Missouri. For more information, contact the Water Protection Program at P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1300.