Faces preliminary and permanent injunctions
A Lake of the Ozarks resort and RV park becomes the latest to face preliminary and permanent injunctions for violating Missouri’s Clean Water Law.
State Attorney General Chris Koster filed suit Tuesday in Camden County against Osage Lakeshore, Ltd. and its president, Clayton Fink. The company operates Mickeyland Mobile Home Park in the Sunrise Beach area.
In September 2008 and July 2009, the Department of Natural Resources inspected the facility and found untreated wastewater overflowing from its collection system and into the Lake of the Ozarks.
The inspection also revealed excessive vegetation covering the sand filter and other parts of the wastewater treatment facility. DNR records show the effluent discharging from the facility has periodically exceeded its permitted limitations for fecal coliform and total residual chlorine.
“The defendants were given the opportunity to correct violations of Missouri’s clean water laws but were unwilling to cooperate to bring the facility into compliance,” Koster said. “This office will aggressively pursue those who show disregard for our environmental laws.”
Koster’s lawsuit would prevent Mickeyland’s wastewater treatment system from operating until it is upgraded.
Lakeshore, Ltd. faces a fine of up to $10,000 per day for each violation. Koster also requested that Lakeshore, Ltd. pay all legal costs associated with the case.
Efforts to contact Clayton Fink and Lakeshore Ltd. were not immediately successful.