Mark Snider, Environmentalist, Shelby County

Environmental Public Health Services provided through the Health Department include:


  1. On-Site Sewage- Includes requests for information, complaints and state permitted systems

  2. Water Testing- Sampling and recommendations for private wells.

  3. Emergency Response- Public Health issues dealing with fires, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, bio- terrorism, accidents, embargoes and food product recalls.

Regulated Facilities Include:


Temporary Food Stands

Grocery Stores

Convenience Stores


Well Water Testing

Well Water Testing

The Shelby County Health Department provides Well Water Testing Kits for county residents.  Individuals can collect the Well sample and have it submitted to the State Public Health Laboratory for bacterial analysis.  The lab will test for Coliform Bacteria to determine if the water is suitable for drinking.   There is a $10.00 fee that must be submitted with the specimen in the form of a check or money order made payable to “Missouri Dept of Health and Senior Services”.  Results are reported back to the submitter within 48-72 hours of the sample being received by the state lab.  An explanation of the results can be found at the following web page, EXPLANATION OF POSSIBLE LABORATORY RESULTS.   Contact our office for further details about timely sample submission requirements at 573-633-2353.