Town of Fairhaven

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10/30/2021

Fairhaven Alert: This alert is being sent by the Fairhaven Fire Department/Emergency Management
As of today, 99.5% of the town has had its electricity restored. There is sporadic power loss at individual structures.

WHAT DO TO IF YOU HAVE NO POWER:
If your power has not been restored to your house or business, please file your individual ticket at: https://www.eversource.com/cg/customer/reportoutage

IF YOU HAVE POWER, BUT A TOWN TREE(S) ARE ENTANGLED IN LINES:
If you have power, but there is a town tree that is entangled in your power lines, please contact the Fairhaven Fire Department (508-994-1428) and report the address.

IF YOU HAVE A TREE DOWN ON YOUR PRIVATE PROPERTY:
You must contact a private tree company to cut this tree and dispose of it.

IF YOU HAVE TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES:
If you have tree limbs and branches from your private property. Please hire a landscape company to pick up your yard waste or bring the yard waste to the Fairhaven Recycling center during the recycling center hours. https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/board-public-works/pages/recycling-center

IF YOU HAVE POWER BUT NO INTERNET OR CABLE SERVICE.
Please contact your internet/cable provider

STATUS OF STREETS:
All streets are open. However, remnants of the storm remain and will take a week or two to be picked up. Please be patient as this process will take time.

911
911 is operational and should be used for emergencies only. If you have a storm-related question, please contact the Fairhaven Fire Department (508) 994-1428)or the Fairhaven BPW (508-979-4030) during business hours.

10/28/2021

The Rec Center is now open, however, classes and organized activities will resume tomorrow. The Council on Aging will reopen tomorrow, October 29.

10/28/2021

Fairhaven Alert: This alert is being sent by Fairhaven Fire Dept. Fairhaven is still recovering from a powerful storm that hit the Town on Wednesday. All crews are working, and we have received mutual aid from Danvers and Franklin. They are helping with tree removal and road clearing.

Current status: Roads are still closed with tree and electrical hazards at the end of Mill Rd and Bridge St. We are working with Eversource to get both roads cleared out.

Power: We still have significant power outages throughout town. Eversource is moving to phase 3. It involves moving from Public Safety and Road issues to power restoration. Eversouce has a goal to have all power restored by Saturday.

Homeowners/Business Owners:
If you are a homeowner and have a tree that fell on your property, please get in touch with a private tree company (consider contacting your insurance company) for tree removals.

If you are a homeowner or business owner and have no power, please be patient, but it should be restored by Saturday.
If you have a power line down at your residence or business, please get in touch with Eversource directly by visiting https://www.eversource.com/customercare/ReportOutage to create a ticket for your home or business.

Thank you so much for being so patient, and remember, do not handle or touch downed power lines. Also, 911 is reserved for emergencies only.

10/28/2021

BPW Telephones are still not working. If you need immediate attention please email [email protected]

10/28/2021

The Rec Center and Council on Aging will remain closed until further notice due to the power outage. We will post an update when the power is restored.

10/28/2021

Please be advised starting Wednesday, October 27, through Saturday, October 30, recycling center hours will be extended.

Further, for these 4 days only, residents who do not have a recycling center sticker will be allowed to bring in brush with proof of residency.

10/27/2021

Fairhaven Alert: This alert is being sent by the Fairhaven Public Safety Division.

Please be advised that our town has significant power outages and road blockages due to downed trees. We are working to resolve all issues however this may take multiple days to clean up.

The tree warden and his crew are working on priority roadways first and will get to secondary roadways later. Trees that fell into private property are the responsibility of the home owner and you should contact a private tree company.

If you need to report a street closure please call the BPW or PD to report street closures. For street closures please call 5089794030 or 5089971344. ONLY EMERGENCIES SHOULD BE CALLED INTO 911- again 911 should be used only to report emergencies.

Please remember DO NOT approach or touch any downed lines.

Thank you for your patience. We will update you again later this afternoon

10/27/2021

Due to the severe weather, trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day.

10/27/2021

BPW Telephones are currently not working. If you need immediate attention please email [email protected]

As we enter into the wet weather season, the Board of Public Works would like to remind homeowners with sump pumps to ch...
10/26/2021

As we enter into the wet weather season, the Board of Public Works would like to remind homeowners with sump pumps to check these units to ensure they are in good operating condition so that valuables are not destroyed.

In addition, please be aware that pumping, siphoning, or otherwise discharging any water or liquid substance under his/her control into or across any public street or sidewalk is a violation of Town By-Law.

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As we enter into the wet weather season, the Board of Public Works would like to remind homeowners with sump pumps to check these units to ensure they are in good operating condition so that valuables are not destroyed.

In addition, please be aware that pumping, siphoning, or otherwise discharging any water or liquid substance under his/her control into or across any public street or sidewalk is a violation of Town By-Law.

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10/22/2021

Boil Water Order Update as of 10/22/2021

The water samples collected yesterday, all throughout Town, reported today, were found to be totally free of bacteria.

Chlorination, hydrant flushing and sample collection will continue.

We are awaiting permission from the State to allow us to lift this boil water order.

When the results of samples collected today become available tomorrow, we will update this message.

10/21/2021

The water samples collected yesterday, all throughout Town, reported today, were found to contain trace amounts of total coliform (2 and 4) at 2 locations out of the 16 collected samples.

Chlorination, hydrant flushing and sample collection will continue.

When the results of samples collected today become available tomorrow, we will update this message.

10/20/2021

Boil Water Update as of 10/20/2021

As we continue to work to end the Boil Water Order, below please find the latest information:

E Coli has been fully removed from the water distribution system since the last positive sample from the 7th of October. However, as we place public safety above all factors and in partnership with the State, the order remains in effect in the Town of Fairhaven due to trace amounts of coliform (naturally occurring microbes that are not necessarily harmful) being present in random (1 or 2) recently collected samples.

Fairhaven does not treat its own water. Mattapoisett, Fairhaven, Marion and Rochester all receive their public water supply from the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Treatment Plant operated by the Town of Mattapoisett. While this Water District does not usually chlorinate the water as the typical quality does not require disinfection, the Water Treatment Plant in Mattapoisett has been chlorinating all Towns since E Coli was found to be present.

In addition, each Town has since been flushing their water supply to remove any bacteria that may have infiltrated the system. As Mattapoisett is the source of both treatment and infiltration, they were the first to have clean samples. Marion was next due to the small size of their system. Our latest sample result (collected on 10/18 and reported 24 hours later), still demonstrated a trace amount of coliform at the farthest point in the water district (Wilbur’s Point) in one water sample.

The presence of coliform, in these very small amounts, in very few of Fairhaven’s samples, may be due to the flushing. Flushing kicks up natural sediment and is not normally conducted at the time of sampling but is required as part of the boil water order. As a result, in addition to the disinfectant being applied from the Water Treatment Plant, the Town of Fairhaven will be adding chlorine directly into its two water towers to assist with the effects of flushing and directly target the far reaching areas of West Island and Wilbur’s Point.

In order to safeguard against further incidents, the Tinkham Lane Well, which was found to be E Coli compromised, was immediately taken off line. Since that time, we hired a company to conduct a complete investigation into the well which revealed a breach (hole) in the well casing, 8 feet below the water surface. We were able to secure a $30,000 emergency procurement and this breach has been repaired and the well is ready to be placed back in service.

In addition, the Mattapoisett Water Treatment Plant will continue to disinfect, even after the order is over, to ensure there is no relapse of quality. Lastly, preliminary plans are in place to upgrade the facility to include a permanent, non-chemical, disinfectant, sometime in the future.

As we have done since this began, nearly daily, as more information becomes available, we will continue to provide updates.

10/19/2021

The samples collected yesterday, October 18, 2021, revealed trace amounts of coliform at 2 locations out of the 16 collected samples throughout Town. As a result, the State is requiring that we continue to keep the boil water order in place to give the needed time for disinfection to occur. The Town of Marion's samples came back bacteria free so they were able to remove their order.

Visit the Town Website for more information.
https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/boil-water-order-updated-10192021

10/17/2021

The water samples collected Thursday, October 14, revealed that all three Town's are E Coli free but a small amount of coliform was detected both in Marion and in Town. As a result, because trace amounts of coliform were detected in 2 of Marion's samples and 1 of ours, the State lifted the boil water order in Mattapoisett and decided to continue with the boil water order for Fairhaven and Marion to allow additional time for disinfectant to reach these two communities due to the distance away from the main source of disinfection, which is the water treatment plant.

The samples collected Friday, October 15, reported today, in both Fairhaven and Marion were totally free of bacteria which is very good news. As a result, we will continue to chlorinate, flush and collect samples. Pending the results from this Monday's samples, reported late Tuesday, coupled with the State's permission, we may be allowed to lift the boil water order. Either way we will continue to update.

10/15/2021

The samples collected Thursday, October 14, reported today, revealed that all three Town's are E Coli free, which is great news. However, a small amount of coliform was detected in Marion and in Town. As such, because coliform was detected in Marion's samples, the State does not have the assurance necessary to lift the boil water order. As a result, the earliest Marion and Fairhaven will be able to lift the ban has been changed to Tuesday, pending sample results and State approval. Mattapoisett, however, was able to lift their boil water order ban today. Please see the Town Website for more information https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/boil-water-order-updated-10142021

10/14/2021

The samples collected yesterday (October 13), reported today, revealed that all three Town's are E Coli free, which is great news. However, a small amount of coliform was detected in Town. As such, although the boil water order may be lifted for Marion and Mattapoisett tomorrow, depending on the results of the samples collected today (Oct 14) and the ruling from the State, the earliest we will be able to lift this order would be Saturday (Oct 16) as long as the samples collected today and tomorrow allow us to.
https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/boil-water-order-updated-10142021

The Town is seeking one Fairhaven Resident to serve on the Fairhaven Board of Public Works to fill a vacancy.The Select ...
10/14/2021

The Town is seeking one Fairhaven Resident to serve on the Fairhaven Board of Public Works to fill a vacancy.

The Select Board will meet on October 25, 2021, to appoint one person to serve in this position until the next town election.

Letters of interest may be mailed to the Select Board Office, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 by October 21, 2021, at 4:00 PM or email to [email protected]

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The Town is seeking one Fairhaven Resident to serve on the Fairhaven Board of Public Works to fill a vacancy.

The Select Board will meet on October 25, 2021, to appoint one person to serve in this position until the next town election.

Letters of interest may be mailed to the Select Board Office, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 by October 21, 2021, at 4:00 PM or email to [email protected]

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10/13/2021

The results yielded from yesterday's samples revealed E.coli absent in all the samples collected from all the Towns although there was one total coliform detected in Town. As a result, providing that the samples collected today and tomorrow are bacteria-free we should be able to remove the Boil Water Order late Friday.

Please see the Town's website for DEP update
https://www.fairhaven-ma.gov/home/urgent-alerts/boil-water-order-updated-1092021

10/08/2021

Fairhaven Board of Health COVID-19 Update for October 8, 2021
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Please watch this Video as Fairhaven Fire Chief Todd Correia guides residents in a step-by-step process on how to sign u...
10/08/2021
Fairhaven Emergency Alert - How To Sign Up

Please watch this Video as Fairhaven Fire Chief Todd Correia guides residents in a step-by-step process on how to sign up for the Emergency Alert System.
For more info call the Fire Department at (508) 994-1428
or visit: www.fairhaven-ma.gov/fire-department-ems-ema
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Fairhaven Fire Chief Todd Correia guides residents in a step-by-step process on how to sign up for the Emergency Alert System.For more info call the Fire Dep...

BPW Superintendent Vincent Furtado educates the public about the ongoing  boil water emergency in Town#Fairhavenma#Follo...
10/08/2021
Fairhaven BPW Water Emergency 10/ 7/ 21

BPW Superintendent Vincent Furtado educates the public about the ongoing boil water emergency in Town
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BPW Superintendent Vincent Furtado educates the public about the ongoing boil water emergency in town.For more info Contact the Public Works Dept at 508-979...

10/07/2021

Please see the Town of Fairhaven's website for a public service announcement regarding the boil water order.

An upcoming clinic will be held in Town on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Council on Aging. The clinic will have Pfizer...
10/07/2021

An upcoming clinic will be held in Town on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Council on Aging. The clinic will have Pfizer as well as J&J, and some Flu Vaccine.
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An upcoming clinic will be held in Town on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Council on Aging. The clinic will have Pfizer as well as J&J, and some Flu Vaccine.
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10/06/2021

Town of Fairhaven

10/06/2021

The Town of Fairhaven is issuing a boil water order from today, October 6, 2021, until further notice.

Due to E Coli detected at the Mattapoisett Water Treatment Plant, which spread to Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester, we are forced to issue the above action.

A “drinking water problem corrected” notice will be published by the Neighborhood News in this week’s edition. Please be advised, that the publication is a separate matter and should be ignored.

Corrective actions have been implemented immediately including flushing, resampling and chlorination.

09/24/2021

Fairhaven Board of Health COVID- 19 Update - September 24, 2021
For more info visit: www.fairhaven-ma.gov/board-health
or call (508) 979-4023 ext. 125 or 130
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09/23/2021

Please help Fairhaven PD name our K9!

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09/22/2021

Please be advised that the Boil Water Order has been lifted.

The results yielded from the numerous confirmatory results of samples taken throughout Town determined that there is no E. coli present in the water system.

We are confident that the Town’s water is safe to drink and cook with and we thank the residents and businesses for their patience while we worked to address this matter.

Please see the Town's Website for more details.

09/17/2021

The Town of Fairhaven is issuing a boil water order from today through Wednesday, September 22nd.

In addition to all the daily samples collected at the water treatment plant, every two weeks we are required to collect samples from our water wells as well as all throughout the water distribution system to ensure that the public water is safe.

The samples that were collected on Tuesday, September 14, showed a hit of 1 e coli in the raw untreated well.

Even though the water had not been treated as of yet, and the water plant's treated water showed zero bacteria, we took precaution to take the well out of service and we collected additional samples in the Town's Water Distribution system.

From the aforementioned resamples collected, there was an e coli of 1 found in the distribution system.

As such, although numerous samples were collected in the collection system and only one showed an e coli count of 1, per the DEP's regulation and to exercise on the side of caution, we issued a boil water order to ensure everyone's safety.

We collected additional samples today and will collect them on Monday and Tuesday. Assuming there is no bacteria, we will lift the boil water order come Wednesday.

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My driveway is flooded again. This happens in every bad storm. Tried to call DPW but apparently the emergency line no longer works... it went straight to the police station. I had to put my rain boots on and wade through water to move my car. Anyone have any suggestions of who else I can call?
Baby bunny nest smack in the middle of backyard, any recommendations for removal before dogs get them. UGH
It's getting harder everyday to turn left onto Rt6 from Gellette Road due to the overgrowth growing, who do I contact please, its not owned by liquor store.
Does anyone know if the town will have the annual craft fair with local vendors. TIA
Why the hell do you make us send tax payments to a P.O. Box in Woburn, MA only to get "lost". This is a small town. We can and SHOULD mail our checks to 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA. Tired of getting late fees because the lock box processor is behind. Shame on the Town. And if the Tax Collector's Office can't process checks for tax bills, one has to wonder why they have jobs!
Hi everyone. I'm from UMass Dartmouth and taking computer science. Right now, one of my classes are doing group projects. So, my team is doing a survey about security regarding email. If you can take this and possibly pass it on, that would help a lot! Thank you!
where can I find the results of covid testing on this site? Can't find it
Any idea who connected the gas services when the new gas main was put in on Hedge st last year?
FHS Alumni from 1969 to 1988.... Mrs. Kathryn McCollester, former sewing teacher at FHS from 1969 - 1988 or so is turning 90 this year. Mrs. Kathryn McCollester's family attempting to reach as many of her students and former co-workers as possible to send cards. A page called Kathy McCollester, former FHS teacher turns 90! Where people can post photos and notes to her. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1292014937653650 One of her greatest joys was teaching and making a difference in her students' lives.
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Just curious as to why one of our elected officials is allowed to act this way?