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Board of Health
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Contact:
Health Agent
Administrative Assistant
Address:
499 Plymouth Street
Halifax, MA 02338
Phone:
781-293-6768
Fax:
781-293-1738
Board Meetings
Meetings are scheduled the first and third Wednesday of each month 6:30pm-8:30pm
After Hour Emergencies:
Please call police dispatch 781-293-5761
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday: Each office is different.
Call Board of Health first to confirm 8:00am - 12:00pm hours for any given Friday.
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Board Members
Name
Title
Term Expires
John DeLano
Chairman
May 16, 2020
John Weber
Co-Chairman
May 18, 2019
Alan Dias
Clerk
May 19, 2018
Our next regular scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 06, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
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   The West Monponsett Pond is currently "Closed,"  The East Monponsett Pond is currently "Clsoed." http://www.town.halifax.ma.us/Pages/HalifaxMA_Health/Beach

      On Monday, August 14, 2017, MassDEP collected and water samples from both the East and West Monponsett Ponds were analyzed on Wednesday, August 14th & 15th, 2017.

The East Monponsett Pond samples collected at:
Rt 36 Boat Ramp (Holmes Street Beach) showed a cyanobacteria level of 39,898 cells/ml. 

     For East Monponsett Pond, while the levels are below the guideline, images received from a resident on East Monponsett taken on August 14th show a scum on an area of the pond.
    Based on the images of the scum, MDPH recommends that an advisory be posted at each access point at the water body to warn against water contact.

The West Monponsett Pond samples collected at:
Rt 58 Boat Ramp (State Boat Ramp) showed a cyanobacteria level of 117,188 cells/ml.
4th Avenue (Lingan Street Beach) showed a cyanobacteria level of 82,126 cells/ml.
Levels are above the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml.

MDPH recommends that an advisory "Beach Closed" sign be posted at the West Monponsett Pond to warn against water contact.  

     The West and East Monponsett Pond should not be used for swimming, boating, fishing, jet-skiing, etc. There is no swimming at any time at the Rt 58 Boat Ramp (State Boat Ramp.)

MassDEP plans on sampling again next week.
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