Under Massachusetts General Law and state and local regulations, the Board of Health is held responsible for disease prevention and control, and health and environmental protection.
The Board of Health serves as the local arm of both the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
To fulfill its duties, the Board of Health develops, implements and enforces health policies, oversees inspections to maintain minimum standards for sanitation in housing, food service and septic system installation, and assures that the basic health needs of the community are being met.
Some of the areas the Board of Health is responsible for are:
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Solid Waste Disposal
Septage & Garbage Disposal
Swimming Pool & Beach Sanitation
Recreational Camps for Children
Private Drinking Water & Irrigation Wells
Keeping of Animals