November 23, 2010
Jefferson City, Mo. - Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit in Benton County against T.G. Boyd, III, for clean water violations at the Kaysinger Mobile Home Court in Warsaw, Missouri.
Koster said that Boyd, owner of the mobile home park, has allowed the park's waste water treatment facility to erode, and on at least one occasion, inadequately treated wastewater overflowed the lagoon and discharged into the South Fork tributary, which flows to the Lake of the Ozarks. Koster also said samples of discharge from the lagoon have tested higher than the limit for fecal coliform and other contaminants. Boyd has also failed to submit timely Discharge Monitoring Reports to the Department of Natural Resources as required by his permit.
"Business owners have a responsibility to strictly comply with Missouri's clean water laws," Koster said. "The Attorney General's Office will continue to pursue those who harm Missouri's environment by violating the law."
Koster is asking the court to issue a preliminary and permanent injunction requiring the defendant to comply with the Clean Water Law; to assess a civil penalty of up to $10,000 per day for each day the Clean Water Law was violated; and to require the defendant to pay all costs associated with the case.