OZARK — State regulators say a power outage at a wastewater treatment facility in Ozark dumped 162,000 gallons of partially treated sewage into a southwest Missouri river.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources said the spill into the Finley River occurred after a power outage at the plant between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The department has told the city of Ozark to begin routine sampling of the water around the area where the overflow entered the river.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the city will continue daily sampling until results return to normal.
Any future enforcement action will be based on a city report, test results and other information that might become available.