MassDEP Drinking Water Program | Public Health Orders

When MassDEP issues a public health order to a local public water supplier(PWS), the PWS must notify its customers of the actions the customers should take. The PWS must also take appropriate corrective action, continue to monitor its water supply, and notify customers when the problem has been remedied and the water order has been lifted. If you have questions regarding a public health order the PWS should be contacted for details, and in limited instances consumers may find more information on their city or towns web site. The MassDEP website provides basic information regarding public health orders. If you have any comments and/or suggestions regarding this site, contact MassDEP - Drinking Water Program at Program.Director-DWP@state.ma.us

Listed below are all drinking water public health orders for the past calendar year. You can filter the results using the search criteria above. To get a water supplier's contact information click on the water supplier's name. To learn what you should do in the event of a specific public health order, click on the link found under the "Order Type" column heading. Regardless of the order type (Do Not Use, Do Not Drink, and Boil), use of bottled water is always recommended until the order has been terminated.

Drinking Water Public Health Orders
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Note: This information is updated within 24 hours for all public health orders issued during normal business hours. Orders issued on holidays or weekends are updated within 24 hours of the next business day.  

City/TownSupplier/ContactOrder TypeContaminant TypeResults, Comments, Additional InformationDate Order IssuedAffected AreaStatusRecord Last Update DateDate Order Terminated
GREAT BARRINGTON ROUTE 7 BARBEQUE BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

7/21/2014 - Boil Water Order issued as a result of Total Coliform and E.coli positive results.
7/21/2014 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 7/21/2014
WORTHINGTON LISTONS BAR AND GRILL BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

7/18/2014 - Boil Order issued as a result of Total Coliform and E.coli positive source and distribution samples.
7/18/2014 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 7/18/2014
RICHMOND CAMP MARION WHITE BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

7/18/2014 - Boil Order issued as a result of E.coli and Total Colifrom positive samples. Source samples tested negative. System has implemented chlorination.
7/18/2014 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 7/18/2014
TYNGSBOROUGH COLONY HEIGHTS CONDOMINIUM BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

7/10/2014 - Boil Water Order issued. Total Coliform detection in July monthly routine sample. Repeat distribution and source samples positive for Total Coliform and e.coli positive for raw source water sample.
7/10/2014 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 7/10/2014
FRAMINGHAM NEW ENGLAND WILD FLOWER SOCIETY BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

5/26/2014 - Boil Water Order issued as a result of Total Coliform positive samples.
5/29/2014 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 5/29/2014
BELCHERTOWN GRAPEVINE GRILLE DO NOT DRINK INORGANICS Do not use water for human consumption purposes.

Use bottled water or water from an alternate source.

2/21/2014 - Do Not Drink Water order issued as a result of Nitrate MCL exceedance (10.8 mg/L). Nitrate concentrations in the drinking water greater than the MCL may pose an acute risk to infants below the age of six months. Bottled water should be used for infant formula, drinks and food.
2/21/2014 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 2/21/2014
PLYMOUTH HERRING COVE CONDOMINIUMS TRUST DO NOT DRINK INORGANICS Do not use water for human consumption purposes.

Use bottled water or water from an alternate source.

2/7/2014 - Do Not Drink Order issued due to Perchlorate levels exceeding MCL value of 2.0 ug/l. Water should not be consumed by pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants & children up to the age of 12 and individuals with hypothyroidism.
2/7/2014 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 2/7/2014
HUBBARDSTON HUBBARDSTON HOUSE APARTMENTS DO NOT DRINK INORGANICS Do not use water for human consumption purposes.

Use bottled water or water from an alternate source.

9/24/2013 - Do Not Drink Water order issued as a result of Nitrate MCL exceedance (15.3 ppm). Nitrate concentrations in the drinking water greater than the MCL may pose an acute risk to infants below the age of six months. Bottled water should be used for infant formula, drinks and food.
9/24/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 9/24/2013
OTIS OTIS RECREATION CENTER BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

8/30/2013 - Boil Water Order issued as a result of Total Coliform and E.coli positive samples in both distribution and source.
8/30/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 8/30/2013
SHIRLEY MOHAWK VILLAGE APARTMENTS DO NOT DRINK OTHER Do not use water for human consumption purposes.

Use bottled water or water from an alternate source.

8/19/2013 - Do Not Drink Water Order issued as a result of high manganese levels that pose an unacceptable risk to consumers.
8/16/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 8/19/2013
BECKET BECKET ARTS CENTER BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

6/18/2013 - Boil Water Order issued due to E.Coli and Total Coliform positive distribution and source samples.
6/17/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 6/18/2013
MILLVILLE POT BELLY PUB BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

6/3/2013 - Boil Water Order issued as a result of routine and follow-up samples that tested positive for total coliform. MassDEP has determined that this is a severe violation of the MCL for bacteria and the microbiological contamination poses a threat to public health. This system is also under a Do Not Drink Order issued on March 20, 2013 from a Nitrate MCL exceedance.
6/3/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 6/4/2013
BECKET UNCLE LARRYS TAVERN BOIL BACTERIA Boil water at a rolling boil for 1 minute before using for any human consumption purpose or use bottled water from an alternate source

3/26/2013 - Multiple source samples tested positive for E.coli
3/25/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 3/26/2013
MILLVILLE POT BELLY PUB DO NOT DRINK INORGANICS Do not use water for human consumption purposes.

Use bottled water or water from an alternate source.

3/20/2013 - Nitrate MCL exceedance. Bottled water should be used for infant formula, drinks and food. Adults and children older than 6 months can drink the water.
3/20/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 3/20/2013
HOLLAND DIANES VILLA NOVA DO NOT DRINK INORGANICS Do not use water for human consumption purposes.

Use bottled water or water from an alternate source.

3/7/2013 Nitrate MCL exceedance; Bottled water should be used for infant formula, drinks and food. Adults and children older than 6 months can drink the water.
3/7/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 3/20/2013
CHESTERFIELD HILLTOWN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORP DO NOT DRINK INORGANICS Do not use water for human consumption purposes.

Use bottled water or water from an alternate source.

2-1-2013 Nitrate MCL exceedance -DEP ordered the PWS to provide Tier 1 notice to it consumers and staff of an exceedance of the nitrate MCL.The Tier 1 Public Notice specifically is directed to parents of infants six months of age or younger to not drink the water. The PWS’s initial sample was 12 and confirmation sample was 15. The PWS had been using bottled water at the daycare facility onsite for years. Other staff at the CDC also used bottled water.
2/1/2013 ENTIRE SYSTEMACTIVE 2/4/2013
*Supplier/contact information is updated periodically. If you find that the supplier/contact information is inaccurate please contact your town to obtain current contact information.


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