Town of Halifax MA
499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338
Monponsett Pond Algae Update - July 18
On Monday, July 18th, MassDEP collected water samples from both East and West Monponsett Ponds.  The samples were analyzed by MassDEP on July 18-19.  The East Monponsett sample collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed a cyanobacteria level of 14,600 cells/ml.  The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 807,000 cells/ml at 4th Avenue Beach, 682,000 cells/ml at the state boat ramp, and 812,000 cells/ml at Ocean Ave beach.  The West Monponsett Pond levels are all above the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml.

MDPH recommends that the current advisory remain in place. MassDEP plans on collecting samples again next week. Please let us know if you have any questions.