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[Archived] Clean Sweep for Clean Water In Missouri

| Environmental Issues | April 21, 2017


“Bradleyville residents have again demonstrated their strong commitment to each other as they move ahead to protect Beaver Creek and their own private wells. We will be moving ahead this week to begin the process of finalizing the financing plan so that hopefully bids on the project can be issued later this year”. Gilzow explained.
 
It Was a Clean Sweep for Clean Water
 
“Voters in the Upper White River Basin made it crystal clear in Tuesday’s municipal elections that Clean Water is of vital importance to them,” says Upper White River Basin Foundation Executive Director Floyd Gilzow.  “There were 8 issues on the ballot covering everything from stormwater to septic tanks to community sewage plants and they all passed.”
 
Voters in Bradleyville approved a plan to eliminate conventional septic systems in the village with an 88% majority.  The Foundation has been working with community leaders for almost three years.
 
“Bradleyville residents have again demonstrated their strong commitment to each other as they move ahead to protect Beaver Creek and their own private wells.  We will be moving ahead this week to begin the process of finalizing the financing plan so that hopefully bids on the project can be issued later this year”. Gilzow explained.
 
Voters in Nixa approved a $2 million dollar issue to expand sewers and water supply systems.  Residents in the city of Ozark approved a $25 million dollar project to expand their new wastewater treatment plant.  Fair Grove residents also approved two separate bond issues totaling $800,000 to expand their treatment plant.  And Springfield voters approved a $12.5 million dollar bond issue to expand their sewage system to eliminate 2,000 septic systems still operating in that city.
 
Additionally Brookline community leaders say that the ability to move that city off septic systems was a significant reason that they moved to successfully unite with Republic.
 
Glilzow says, “In Southwest Missouri, Water Quality is an issue that every one understands is the foundation of what makes our area such a great place to live.  They treasure it, they will invest in it, and they want their political leaders to help protect it.”