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Water Quality in Missouri Among the Nation's Best

October 19, 1999
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

The Missouri Public Drinking Water Program has released its latest study of the state's water. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

Missouri's water system is still one of the best in the country according to the latest Consumer Confidence Report. Darrell Osterhoudt (os-tur-HOWT) of the state water program says the only substantial problem is occasional bacteria readings ...

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OutCue: "VERY MUCH."
Contents: OSTERHOUDT (os-tur-HOWT) SAYS MOST OF THE BACTERIA STEMS FROM MAINTAINANCE WORK AND NOT FROM CONTAMINATED SOURCE WATER.

A report detailing local water quality will be mailed to Missourians, as part of their water bill, within the next month.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Missouri's Public Drinking Water Program says the state's water system had few problems this past year. Darrell Osterhoudt (os-tur-HOWT), head of the program, says that although no rankings exist, Missouri's water is some of the best in the state ...

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OutCue: "THE NATION."
Contents: OSTERHOUDT (os-tur-HOWT) SAYS MOST OF MISSOURIANS GET THEIR WATER FROM THE HIGH-QUALITY GROUND WATER FOUND THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN MISSOURI.

For local water readings, you can go to the E-P-A's home page on the Internet and look under the safewater area.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Missouri has released its latest study on the state's water system. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

The report notes that one of the few problems in the water system are levels of bacteria. Darrell Osterhoudt (os-tur-HOWT) of Missouri's Public Water Program, says contrary to what many believe, large, corporate hog farms have little to do with the problem ...

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OutCue: "THE SURFACE."
Contents: OSTERHOUDT (os-tur-HOWT) SAYS HOG WASTE AFFECTS LITTLE OF MISSOURI'S DRINKING WATER SYSTEM, EXCEPT FOR PRIVATE WELLS WHICH USE SHALLOW GROUND WATER.

Missourians can learn about their local water quality when they receive their next monthly water bill.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.