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News Release 031

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2014 Volume 42-14-031 

Department of Natural Resources awards Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments grant for Camden County study

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $113,800 grant to the Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments to conduct a sewer line extension feasibility in the area known as the Camelot Estates Sewer District.

The intent of the study is to outline the best plan for extending the existing collection system. A proposed expansion has the potential to lower the monthly rates currently paid by the users of the Camelot Estates facility, as well as reduce the number of permitted outflow points and number of structures using on-site wastewater systems in the area.

This planning activity will be used to develop and identify current infrastructure, 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 Wastewater Department, Camden County Sewer Board, Missouri Spatial Data Information Services and the Missouri Association of Council of Governments.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided partial funding for this project under Section 604(b) of the Clean Water Act. The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds and is committed to working with communities and businesses to assist with funding efforts that improve water quality in Missouri. For more information, visit the department’s Water Protection Financial Assistance Center online.

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