The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance has a pair of programs coming up designed to help protect water quality at the lake. Beginning in May they’ll be offering workshops to teach you how to maintain septic systems that can also affect water quality. They have grants to assist with the cost of pumping out those septic tanks. Another program is geared toward keeping soil runoff from storm waters out of the lake.
That’s LOWA Executive Director Donna Swall. For more information on either program, go to their website at www.lowatershed.org.