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Health Agent
Administrative Assistant
499 Plymouth Street
Halifax, MA 02338
Board Meetings
Meetings are scheduled the first and third Wednesday of each month 6:30pm-8:30pm
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Please call police dispatch 781-293-5761
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
Term Expires
John DeLano
May 13, 2017
John Weber
May 18, 2019
Alan Dias
May 19, 2018
Our next regular scheduled meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  
Agricultural Commission
Have you ever wondered what cyanobacteria look like under the microscope? These chains of bacteria that obtain their energy from photosynthesis are no laughing matter. This one is Anabaena. Photo by George Zoto.

The West Monponsett Pond is currently "Open"

     The bad news continues with the West Monponsett Pond closed due to high algae counts. The Board of Health thanks George Zoto of DEP and Mike Celona of DPH for keeping us informed. At least we know the water is not safe for recreational use, rather than guessing!
Please tell your visiting friends, including pets, to stay out of the West Monponsett Pond.

         On Monday, November 21st, 2016 MassDEP collected a water sample from both East and West Monponsett Ponds.  ~ The samples were analyzed by MassDEP November 21-22, 2016.~  

East Monponsett Pond:  The results indicate the East Monponsett Pond continues to be "Open."
A sample collected at Rte. 36 Boat Ramp (Holmes Street Beach) showed no cyanobacteria,

West Monponsett Pond: The results indicate the West Monponsett Pond continues to be "Open."
A sample collected at 4th Avenue (Lingan Street Beach) showed a cyanobacteria level of 1,200 cells/ml,

A sample collected at the State Boat Ramp (Rte. 58) showed a cyanobacteria level of 1,200 cells/ml,

A sample collected at Ocean Avenue Beach (Hanson, MA) showed a cyanobacteria level of 4,100 cells/ml.  All of these levels are below the MDPH guideline of 70,000 cells/ml.  

    According to MDPH guidelines, samples collected a week apart with levels below the guidelines are required before the advisory should be lifted.
     The results above are the second set of low samples for the pond, so the advisory has been rescinded.

Many thanks to Michael Celona, DPH and George Zoto, DEP, for their work!
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