Springfield-Branson Onsite Remediation Project  
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The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks has been awarded funds through the Southwest Missouri Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP**). The goal of this project is to improve and protect water quality while enhancing economic development for municipalities, agriculture, and tourism. This is a multi-faceted project involving several organizations, each focusing on a different water quality issue. Under this umbrella, the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks (WCO) is currently working with the Table Rock Water Quality Incorporated (TRLWQ) to demonstrate the remediation of onsite wastewater treatment systems that have failed and pose a threat to contaminating ground water. Many conventional septic systems installed in the past have been shown through scientific studies to be inadequate for many locations throughout Southwest Missouri and can negatively impact the quality of groundwater, and ultimately drinking water.

In order to demonstrate the remediation of failing systems, this project will provide design and installation services of an alternative wastewater treatment system for up to twenty homes in targeted areas to replace existing failing onsite wastewater systems.

The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks has the right to accept or reject applications.

 ** The Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) will identify and address major water quality challenges facing Table Rock Lake, James River, Sac River, Spring River, and the Elk River water protection efforts. Missouri Senator Kit Bond has pledged to improve water resources throughout the region. The Environmental Resources Coalition (ERC) is administering the Water Quality Improvement Project. The ERC is a non-profit group that provides research and technical assistance to a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with water quality issues, regulations and protection efforts. For more information, contact Betty Wyse at 573.634.7078 or Stacey Armstrong 417.866.1127