Town of Halifax MA
499 Plymouth Street, Halifax, MA 02338
Monponsett Pond - Algae Test Results - September 11/12
On Monday, September 11th, MassDEP collected water samples from East and West Monponsett Ponds. MassDEP analyzed the samples between September 11-12th. The East Monponsett sample, collected at the Rt 36 boat ramp in Halifax showed a cyanobacteria level of 10,304 cells/ml. The West Monponsett Pond samples showed cyanobacteria levels of 61,496 cells/ml at the 4th Avenue Beach and 97,996 cells/ml at the state boat ramp. The sample results from East Monponsett Pond and West Monponsett Pond at the 4th Ave beach are below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml, while the sample result from the West Monponsett Pond at the state boat ramp is above it. MDPH recommends that the current advisory for West Monponsett Pond remain in place. MassDEP will sample at the water body again next week. Result: West Monponsett Pond remains closed until at least September 29. East Monponsett Pond remains open.