We drink it, we swim in it, we catch (and eat) the fish that swim in it, we float on it and we marvel at its beauty, character and ability to calm the most troubled soul.  It’s water – that most precious element of the Ozarks.  With all that, we must not take it for granted.  Many groups work together to protect our water quality and resources.  Information about steps that we can all take every day is readily available.

Department of Natural Resources awards $15 million to Springfield

City will make sewer collection system improvements

Watershed Committee of the Ozarks

James River Basin Partnership

Ozarks Water Watch

Springfield Dept. of Environmental Services

Clean Water Services (Wastewater)

Springfield Dept. of Environmental Services

Water Quality (Stormwater)

City Utilities of Springfield

Southwest Missouri RegionalWater (Tri-State Water)

Stream Teams United

Photo courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation