Bluff Point Estates Homeowner Association referred to AG’s office for enforcement on water quality violations

Lake Sun

A second wastewater treatment plant has been referred to the Missouri Attorney General's office for enforcement. On Wednesday, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources referred Bluff Point Estates Homeowner Association, in Lake Ozark, to the attorney general for violations of Missouri's Clean Water Law. It is the second treatment facility referred for enforcement action this week. 

According to DNR, the referrals are the result of department inspections conducted on Oct. 6 and 8 at the wastewater treatment facility serving Bluff Point Estates. The inspection is part of the enforcement efforts ordered by Gov. Jay Nixon in September.

During the on-site inspection,  staff “observed the ultraviolet disinfection equipment was not functioning properly.”

DNR said Bluff Point Estates failed to follow its schedule of compliance and name a valid continuing authority, which identifies a permanent organization responsible for operation and maintenance of a facility.

According to DNR records, the permit for the facility was issued to Bluff Point Estates POA. The development is located on Jo Road off Carol Road on Horseshoe Bend Parkway.

The treatment plant is one of roughly 400 plants that has been checked by DNR since September as part of a baseline water quality study at Lake of the Ozarks. So far DNR has issued more than 54 warnings and 21 violation notices.

For the full story, read the Thursday edition of Lake Sun.