Water Treatment Facility Violates State Clean Water Laws
Posted by Administrator on 2/16/2011
As if renters insurance wasn't a big enough headache to maneuver, an
apartment complex in Jefferson City, Missouri has been the unfortunate
targeted victim of a water treatment facility that has been filed
against by the Missouri Attorney General, Chris Kostner for violating
the state of Missouri's Clean Water Law.
The waste treatment facility that is privately owned and operated
allegedly violated a number of laws and is facing a civil penalty up to
$10,000 per day per length of violation plus litigation fees and all
costs associated with it. The water treatment facility flows directly
into a tributary for the Lake of Ozarks, failed to renew a permit on the
facility and did not comply with effluent limits. In addition to these
major violations, the water treatment facility never installed a flow
measurement mechanism and did not keep the waste treatment facility
The unfortunate downfall of this filed lawsuit against this water
treatment facility are the affected residents of the apartment complex
the facility serviced. Missouri's Attorney General Chris Kostner is
outraged that these residents right to expect efficient clean water
systems have been violated.
Residents of this complex are encouraged to install a water purification system, utilize another water supply facility and/or take necessary steps in protecting themselves from water that might be unsafe.