Derek Maxim, Chairman
Fran Lawrence, Clerk
Lori Desmarais, Public Health Nurse
|Address:||346 Bedford Street
Lakeville, MA 02347
|EMail:||Click on names above
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday
NOTICE FROM BOARD OF HEALTH REGARDING RABID RACOON
The Board of Health would like to nofity residents that a rabid racoon was found in the northern part of Lakeville, off of Route 105. The racoon was killed and sent to the State lab for testing and was confirmed positive for rabies. Pet owners should keep their dogs on leashes and cats inside if possible.
NOTICE FROM BOARD OF HEALTH REGARDING WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN LAKEVILLE
The Lakeville Board of Health has received notification from MA DPH that mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in Lakeville. Other towns with positive mosquito samples include Dartmouth, Freetown, Norton and Quincy. Please note that the risk of human WNV transmission is highest in September. The Lakeville Board of Health believes that following the CDC’s advice in preventing mosquito bites and mosquito proofing your home are excellent methods to protect yourself. This can be accomplished by practicing the 5 D’s of mosquito control.
Stay indoors at Dusk to Dawn when mosquitoes are most prevalent.
Use insect repellent that contains DEET (age appropriate).
Dress in long sleeves and pants and spray insect repellent on the clothes.
Drain standing water on your property so mosquitoes won’t breed.
The Lakeville Board of Health will continue to monitor the situation through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and will advise the public of any increased risk of either WNV or EEE. For additional information or should you have any questions, please contact the Lakeville Board of Health at (508) 946-3473 or visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.hov/westnite/indec.html
PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO NOTICE
Please click here to view a notice from Plymouth Mosquitor regarding spraying requests.
BOARD OF HEALTH ADVISORY REGARDING HORSE MANURE FROM DOMESTIC ANIMALS
The Board of Health has issued an advisory regarding manure from domestic animals on public streets. To read the advisory, please click here.
BOARD OF HEALTH ADVISORY REGARDING RADIONUCLIDES
The Board of Health has issued an advisory regarding the presence of radionuclides being present in some wells in Lakeville. To read the advisory, please click here.
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 Kevin Bernardo, Health Agent for Lakeville Board of Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plymouth County Mosquito Control has announced that Aerial Larvidicing for Mosquitoes will be taking place during the week of April 27, 2016 to May 4, 2016 to reduce larval mosquito populations. Spraying will be done only over selected swamps. No applications will be made over residences.
The 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, 2016 to October 31, 2016 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 inspections and complaints, beach water quality testing at all public and semi public beaches.
The Board of Health also administers the Septic Loan Program where financial help is available for homeowners needing to repair a failed septic system.
|Title V Inspection Application||Trench Permit Application||Percolation Test Application|
|Food Establishment Application|
Septic and well regulations are
temporarily unavailable, please call the
Board of Health for information.
|Trench Permit Regulations|
|Body Art Regulations||Swimming Pool Regulations||Noise Regulations|
|Well Water Analyses||Prohibiting Smoking in Workplace &
|Sale of Tobacco Products and Nicotine
|Food Recalls||Gross Alpha Policy (new wells)|
|State Well Guidelines|
|Warning on Pet Turtles||Mass in Motion Health Initiative||Information on MRSA|
|Leptospirosis in Dogs and People||Cold & Flu Manual - DPH|
|Information on Medication Disposal||West Nile Virus||Needle and Syringe Disposal|
|Clear Pond Results|