WILDWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis residential care facility has been fined $135,000 for failing to have running water for three days in 2010.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Wednesday that a jury determined that Whispering Oaks Residential Care in Wildwood violated state drinking water laws. Whispering Oaks serves people with serious disabilities.
Koster says an on-site well stopped working in January 2010, leaving Whispering Oaks without water for sinks, showers or toilets. He says the problem created what he called "deplorable" conditions for the center's residents.
Phone calls seeking comment from Whispering Oaks went unanswered.