Notice From CDC Regarding Tick & Mosquito Diseases
To view information from the CDC regarding tick and mosquito diseases, please click here.
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.
Link From Department of Public Health Regarding Emergency Preparedness
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 click here.
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.
Mosquito Spraying - Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project
We are accepting requests for residential spraying. Requests are accepted via fax, phone, walk in or USPS. We recommend to fax, mail, or come in as we are serving all of Plymouth County and doing our best to answer your requests by phone. Service requests should include name, address, town, phone, and email. You may request spraying up to 8 times during spray season and you need to contact us ALL 8 TIMES that you are requesting spraying. Our office hours are 7:30-2:30 Monday - Friday.
Phone: (781) 585-5450 Fax: (781) 582-1276
For fact sheets, information regarding the EEE and WNV Viruses, and information on the pesticide to be used, please visit the Department of Public Health website.