Environmental Health Services
The Taney County Health Department has a certified lab tp test drinking water for the presence of coliforms and E-coli. Samples are accepted Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the TCHD Branson location, 320 Rinerhart Road. Test kits are available upon request at the TCHD Branson and Forsyth locations.
Water test fees for Taney County residents are:
$15.00 per test
$40.00 per test (if collected by Taney County Health Department)
$35.00 per test for water samples from sources outside of Taney County ($15 test fee plus $20 out of county fee)
Only water samples collected in bottles prepared by Taney County Health Department will be accepted for analysis.
Samples should be in transit no more than 24 hours for best analytical results. Therefore, it is important for a sample to be delivered as soon as possible after collection.
Complete a separate form for each water sample submitted. Supply all information requested on the form and submit with sample. Click here to access the form.
For more information please contact the Taney County Health Department Environmental Public Health Division at (417) 334-4544 Ext. 247.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rules only protect public drinking water systems, not privately owned wells. Most states have rules for private wells, but these rules may not completely protect your private well. As a private well owner, it is up to you to make sure your well water is safe to drink.
Here is what the EPA has to say about coliforms and E.coli.
For additional information on water quality, see: the EPA's information on drinking water.
Taney County is home to more than 650 food establishments.Environmental Health is responsible for ensuring that each establishment operates in accordance with the rules and regulations for the public's safety.
Click here to view inspection reports for Taney County food establishments.
Lodging facilities include area motels, hotels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts. These are inspected on an annual basis under state guidelines for health, safety, and sanitation by Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. For more information call (573)751-6089
For the complete Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Lodging Manual, which covers Missouri laws for lodging establishments, click here.
More information on swimming pool and spa inspections.
All licensed and license exempt child care facilities are inspected under state guidelines annually. The environmental portions of the inspection include sanitation, health and safety. Any questions involving day cares may be answered by calling the State Department of Health Child Care Department. For more information call (417) 334-4544 Ext 247.
Click here for more information.
The Taney County Sewer District regulates septic systems in Taney County. Any new or repair of an existing system must be permitted and inspected by the sewer district. The Health Department assists the sewer district in the enforcement of the state and county ordinances. For more information or complaints, call: (417) 546-7221 or (417) 334-4544.