Gov. Jay Nixon outlined a broad plan to improve what he calls "unacceptable" water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday after sustaining a summer of criticism over his administration's delayed release of an E-Coli report.
The plan includes inspections of 400 facilities with wastewater permits near the sprawling mid Missouri lake or its tributaries.
"Present water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks is unacceptable," Nixon said.
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*WATCH Q & A with GOV. NIXON ABOVE*
OTHER PORTIONS OF NIXON'S PLAN:
- Zero-tolerance policy for any violation of clean water laws
- DNR survey testing of all relevant contaminants in locations across the entire lake, presented to the Governor by year's end
- Rigorous application review for permits on the Lake of the Ozarks watershed