Septic tank pump-out reimbursement

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Maintaining a septic system is not only good for the environment, it's good for public health.

The James River Basin Partnership has partnered with Table Rock Lake Water Quality to offer a cost share program for residents of the upper White River Basin who pump their septic tanks.

The program is partially funded by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Bass Pro Shops. The funding is part of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's National Fish Initiative and More Fish campaign, designed to maintain and enhance fish habitat in Table Rock Lake and its watershed.

The overall goal of the project is to reduce nutrient pollution from septic system failure.

Qualifying individuals must live in the designated White River Basin geographical area, which includes Butterfield, Purdy, Cassville, Washburn, Seligman and Shell Knob in Barry County.

Before pumping a septic tank, call Melissa Bettes at 417-836-4847 or e-mail her at Interested persons may also register online at

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