ADAMS FIRE DISTRICT

AUGUST 28, 2018
It is no longer necessary to use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, food preparation, brushing teeth and washing dishes. A Boil Order was issued August 23, 2018. All users of the Adams Fire District’s water system were notified on August 23, 2018 of the presence of E. coli bacteria, which is a fecal indicator, in one of our storage tanks.

We are now operating a temporary chlorination system. Over a period of three (3) days, we collected three (3) rounds of samples from four locations within our distribution system. None of these twelve samples contained any E. coli or total coliform bacteria. Our laboratory informed us of the results of the last round of sampling on August 28, 2018.

Based on these results, the MassDEP lifted the boil water requirement on August 28, 2018, with certain conditions, including the continued use of chlorination and the installation of a permanent chlorination with approved controls.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

For a full public health notice see the posted notice at Adams posting places. For more information, contact The Adams Fire District at (413) 743-0978, x. 13