Public Health

The Board of Health is comprised of public health experts and physicians and oversees all aspects of the Town's public health awareness including the surveillance, treatment, and reporting of communicable diseases to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The Board of Health promotes awareness of general health issues on topics such as fluoride, smoking, air and water quality, hoarding, disease prevention, mental and physical health awareness, and many others.  The Board also oversees the approval and installation of onsite wastewater systems to ensure properly working systems and avoid pollutants from infiltrating the ground or groundwater.