Welcome to Halifax
The Town of Halifax is located in the center of Plymouth County in Massachusetts. It has a population of approximately 7,500 people and a mix of rural, agricultural (including cranberry bogs) and residential development. Founded in 1734, its history spans from colonial times to the present day. Please explore the Town's web site and if you need more information, please contact us.
West Monponsett Pond Closed
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.
Pond levels are lower than normal because Halfiax has received very little rain during June (about 1 inch) and July (about 1.5 inches as of July 28). According to the United State Drought Monitor, Halifax is located at the border of regions marked "Abonormally Dry" and "Moderate Drought". The low level of the Pond is not due to the Brockton Water Department diverting water during these two months as they have not diverted during these two months.
5th Avenue Beach/4th Avenue Boat Ramp - Public Forum
The Halifax Board of Selectmen will hold a public forum on Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30pm in the Great Hall of the Halifax Town Hall to discuss possible improvements to the Town's facilities at the Town's public beach off 5th Avenue and Town's boat ramp off 4th Avenue. The Town voted to appropriate $5,000 to make improvements in these areas and the Board is interested in hearing from residents about what they would like added to these areas. Suggestions have included a swimming platform and/or walkway on the Pond, playground equipment, a volleyball court, horseshoe pits, areas for cooking, etc. Anyone interested in this subject who cannot attend this forum but has ideas is welcome to contact the Board of Selectmen's Office at 781-294-1316.
Water Restrictions Continue
Restrictions on outside lawn watering and other outdoor water use continue. Check the announcement from the Water Department for more details.