William E. Garvey, Jr., Chairman
346 Bedford Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health has recently issued amendments (effective June 6, 2014) to the State Bathing Beach regulations (105 CMR 445) with respect to acceptable water quality criteria and posting requirements. Anyone wishing to review the State regulations and recent amendments may go to http://www.mass.gov/dph/beaches.
Previously in 2010 the Lakeville BOH had issued a press release at that time regarding revised beach permitting regulations (also State, that became effective in 2010) that required any semi-public bathing beach, as defined in 105 CMR 445, to apply to the local Health Department within the Town the beach is located in, to permit the beach. The local Board of Health is required to permit the beach and review operations, which includes explicit signage requirements in addition to weekly testing requirements and associated weekly postings and/or closures dependent upon the results of the testing.
To date, none of the semi-public (Association owned or controlled) beaches in Lakeville are permitted, in compliance with State regulations, nor can they be considered safe for swimming, and should be posted as such, by those in control of said semi-public beaches.
If you have any concerns regarding water quality and potential public health issues associated with a semi-public beach in Lakeville that you may utilize or have rights to, please have your association representative(s) contact the Lakeville Health Department at 508-946-3473 to ensure your beach is properly permitted under the State regulations, and tested accordingly, for the safety of all who may utilize said bathing beach.
Any questions may be directed to the Department of Public Health and/or the Lakeville Health Department and/or you may email Lawrence Perry, Agent for Lakeville Board of Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plymouth County Mosquito Control has announced that Truck Mounted Spraying for Mosquitoes will be taking place sometime after May 31, 2013 and continue until September 3, 2013 unless mosquito-borne diseases occur.
Their office is open Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For spraying requests and to obtain further information please call: 781-585-5450.
The following number 617-582-6219 should not be used to request spraying. It is furnished on a 24-hour basis from May 1, 2013 to October 31, 2013 to allow residents access to schedules and locations of adulticiding a day in advance to applications.
For fact sheets, information regarding the EEE and WNV Viruses, and information on the pesticide to be used, please click here or visit the Department of Public Health’s website at http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/programs/id/epidemiology/providers/public-health-cdc-arbovirus-info.html
Description of our Department
The Board of Health administers and co-ordinates public health programs and services, enforces State and Local Public Health Regulations and Sanitary Codes, including local regulations promulgated by the Lakeville Board of Health.
Our diverse responsibilities include, but are not limited to, subsurface sewage disposal system permitting and inspections, food establishment inspections and complaints, Chapter II housing insepctions and complaints, beach water quality testing at all public and semi public beaches.
The Board of Health coordinates the Visiting Nurses who conduct Health Clinics, Immunization Programs, Communicable Disease reporting and follow up, Blood Pressure Screenings and works together with the Council on Aging providing services to the citizens of Lakeville.
The Board of Health also administers the Septic Loan Program where financial help is available for homeowners needing to repair a failed septic system.
|Food Recalls||Care of Your Septic System|
|Warning on Pet Turtles||Information on MRSA||Percolation Test Application|
|Title V Inspection Application||Trash Haulers|
Mass in Motion Health
|Trench Permit Regulations|
|Septic & Well Regulations||Cold & Flu Manual - DPH||Swimming Pool Regulations|
|Manganese Warning||Leptospirosis in Dogs and People||Stable Regulations|
|Body Art Regulations||Information on Medication Disposal|