Water Treatment Plants
The City of Branson owns and operates its own water systems that includes Two Surface Water Treatment Plants and Seven Ground Water Wells. In the year 2016, 73% of the treated water that serves the City of Branson came from the treatment plants which pump water from Lake Taneycomo.
The two water plants produce over 1.2 billion gallons of safe drinking water annually. In addition to assuring that all state and federal standards are met for water treatment, the Utilities Department is also responsible for all water connections and maintenance around the city. The City treated 1.249 billion gallons of water in the year 2016. During peak summer months the average water treated per day is 4.451 million gallons and in the winter months it is 2.725 million gallons. Both water treatment plants are staffed 24/7.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Source Water Assessment
The Department of Natural Resources conducted a source water assessment to determine the susceptibility of our water source to potential contaminants. This process involved the establishment of source water area delineations for each well or surface water intake and then a contaminant inventory was performed within those delineated areas to assess potential threats to each source. Assessment maps and summary information sheets are available on the internet at http://drinkingwater.missouri.edu/swip/swipmaps/pwssid.htm To access the maps for your water system you will need the State-assigned identification code, MO5010096. The Source Water Inventory Project maps and information sheets provide a foundation upon which a more comprehensive source water protection plan can be developed.