Missouri DNR: Park's Drinking Water Unsafe

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March 5, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is referring a case of a Benton County campground to the Missouri Attorney General's Office.

It's asking the attorney general to pursue legal action for violations of safe drinking water regulations at TT Campground, RV and Mobile Home Park, according to, Springfield, Mo.

The DNR alleges the company failed to ensure drinking water provided at its facility was safe.

TT Campground, RV and Mobile Home Park is located near Truman Reservoir in Benton County.

The facility uses domestic wells, which are insufficient for use by a public water supply. Domestic wells are typically low-yield wells constructed with less protection from contamination than public wells. Public wells are engineered to a higher standard and have deeper casings constructed to serve more users.

The DNR also alleges the park failed to monitor for contaminants each month from February to December 2009, failed to pay the required fees, failed to obtain a permit to dispense water to the public, and failed to maintain public water supply records.

It also says the company failed to implement changes required by the department after it determined the public water supply had failed to meet standards of the Safe Drinking Water Law and regulations.

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