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.
Memorial Day Ceremonies
The Town of Halifax will hold its annual Memorial Day observances on Monday, May 25. Parade marchers should gather at Shelby Plaza, just south of the intersection of Routes 58 and 106, starting at 9:00am. The parade will start at 9:30am and go from Shelby Plaza to the Halifax Town Hall. At approximately 10:00am, the ceremonies will begin including speeches, the reading of the winning essays from students at Halifax Elementary School, and the laying of the wreaths. All are invited to attend.
Water Restrictions/Water Ban
The Water Department has imposed water restrictions beginning on May 1, 2015. In addition, because of the work on the water tank, there will be an outside water ban beginning on September 1, 2015 while the water tank is being painted. Information about the restrictions and ban is available.
Monponsett Pond Treatments
In connection with water quality issues at Monponsett Pond, the following treatments have been tentatively scheduled: Tuesday, June 2 - West Monponsett - aluminum sulfate to reduce the amount of free phosphorous (nutrient for algae) and Thursday, May 28 - East Monponsett - Sonar herbicde treatment to reduce invasive weed growth. Any changes to this schedule will be posted.
Aquatic Control Technology has to reschedule the West Monponsett buffered alum treatment. Its biologist reminded the firm tthat per the accepted monitoring plan ACT has to monitor the mussels 24 and 72 hours after the treatment. With treatment on a Wednesday that puts the 72 hour data collection on a Saturday when lake usage is likely to be high (not the best for SCUBA diver data collection), so ACT has to reschedule the treatment to Tuesday, June 2nd. Sorry for the confusion and the quick change of date.The East Monponsett treatment date will stay the same...(Thursday 5/28).
Hydrant/Water Main Flushing
The Halifax Water Department will start flushing the water mains on or about May 4, 2015. The mains will be flushed between the hours of 7:00 P.M. and 12:00 midnight Monday through Thursday and subdivisions (for instance, Cranberry Drive, Clyde O. Bosworth, Highland Woods, Cedar Lane) may be flushed between 10:00am and 2:00pm. This work will continue until the entire system is flushed and will take approximately two (2) weeks, weather permitting. Water users should check the water for discoloration before using it to wash light colored clothing.
The discolored water is safe for human consumption as it is caused by harmless sediment that has been stirred up from the bottom of the mains. The discoloration will clear up in a short period of time.
We apologize for any inconvenience the flushing may cause, but it must be done to maintain the quality of water to which you are accustomed.
Halifax in Lghts Committee
The 2015 edition of Halifax in Lights will be on Saturday, June 27 with family activities at the Halifax Town Hall from 4pm to 7pm, music and additional activities from 7pm to 9pm at the Elementary School, and fireworks at 9:15pm. Volunteers are needed to assist in planning for the day's activities and for working during the day of the event. Vendors can contact the committee via Facebook to host a table.