About the Board of Health
The main purpose of the Board of Health is to enforce Title 5 of the State Environmental Code, which is considered the minimum standard for the design and installation of subsurface disposal systems for sanitary sewage in the Town of Bolton.
In addition, the Bolton Board of Health has issued supplemental regulations to Title 5 and Well Regulations. The intent of these regulations is protect and improve the public health and welfare of of the citizenry.
The Board of Health meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Board of Health's Water Usage Recommendations
The latest Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs information is posted on the Board of Health Web Page. It contains information on the drought as well as advice on water conservation. As of this date the Board of Health knows of only five well failures. These wells were all well points or shallow wells drawing from the ground water aquifer. The drilled wells drawing from the deep rock aquifer appear to be functioning. The Board of Health strongly recommends the elimination of outdoor watering as recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs.