CARTHAGE, MO.--- The Jasper County Health Department updates county leaders on efforts to decrease Spring River's bacteria levels. Last year, a rain garden was installed at Kellogg Lake and two demonstration rain barrels were installed at Carthage Park. Volunteers will eventually install storm drain tags at 175 locations in the Spring River. They are all ways to promote awareness of how to decrease levels of contamination that eventually make it into the Spring River. The department has federal money available through a 319 grant to assist with these projects.
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