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Board of Health

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The Board of Health performs on the local level many important duties relative to the protection of public health, the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living conditions, and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution.

Mandated duties include:
  • health care and disease control
  • enforcement of housing and dwelling codes
  • monitoring of, and providing for, hazardous waste disposal
  • monitoring the sanitary landfill
  • enforcement of Title 5 (the State Environmental Code relative to septage and garbage)
  • investigating nuisances which in the board’s opinion may be injurious to health
  • enforcing MGL Chapter 2 of the State Sanitary Code involving food service establishments
  • enforcing Title 5 of the State Environmental Code regarding safety and sanitation of pools and beaches
Under the subdivision control law, the Board of Health has important responsibilities with regard to subdivision plan review and, under Title 5, inspections of septic system installation and maintenance. The board also investigates citizen complaints. In addition to its elected Board of Health, the Town is also a member of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health. One member of the Groton Board of Health serves on the Board of Directors of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health Association. This organization, made up of surrounding towns and with offices in Ayer, acts as agent for the performance of many of the above duties under the supervision of the local Board. One arm of the Nashoba Associated Boards of Health, the Nashoba Nursing Service, provides communicable disease investigation and follow-up; tuberculosis monitoring; high risk, mother-infant follow-up; immunization and screen clinics; health promotion; and disease prevention.

The Groton Board of Health is served by a paid, full-time office administrator with an office in the Town Hall.

Contact Information

Email: health@grotonma.gov
Phone: (978) 448-1120
Fax: (978) 448-1113
Office: Town Hall, 173 Main St
Hours: M 8:00am – 7:00pm; T-TH 8:00am – 4:00pm; F 8:00am – 1:00pm
Members: 3
Selection: Elected
Term In Years: 3
Remuneration: None


Evan Thackaberry
Evan Thackaberry
Term Start: 2023-05-24
Term End: 2026-05-19
Michelle Collette
Michelle Collette
Term Start: 2021-05-27
Term End: 2024-05-21
Robert J. Fleischer
Robert J. Fleischer
Term Start: 2022-05-25
Term End: 2025-05-25

Board of Health Resources

Water Quality Testing Info For The Town Of Groton

Please be advised that homeowners are required to have a full water quality test done within six months but no less than 30 days prior to transfer of ownership. Please refer to Section 330-8 within the Town of Groton Well Regulations in addition to this Well Water Sampling Quality Testing handout which is provided to agents and homeowners in advance of a home closing for more information. The water quality testing has to be done by a certified lab in MA. You may contact either Nashoba Analytical in Ayer, MA at (978) 391-4428, Skillings & Son (https://www.skillingsandsons.com/water-testing/) or New England Well & Pump Co., LLC (978) 732-4803

Board of Health Documents

    1. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2024-03-04_id-14973.pdf
    2. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2024-02-05_id-14870.pdf
    3. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2024-01-16_id-14778.pdf
    4. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2023-12-18_id-14756.pdf
    5. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2023-12-04_id-14691.pdf
    6. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2023-11-20_id-14654.pdf
    7. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2023-11-06_id-14594.pdf
    8. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2023-10-23_id-14542.docx
    9. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2023-10-02_id-14466.pdf
    10. Board_of_Health_approved_minutes_2023-09-18_id-14429.pdf
    11. Access additional meeting minutes and agendas at the Meeting Center
  1. Well_Water_Sampling_&_Quality_Testing_Requirements_Excerpt_Amended_05152023.pdf
  2. Well_Water_Sampling__Quality_Testing_Updated_Excerpt_2023_for_Publication.pdf
  3. Rabies_Clinic_Schedule_2023.pdf
  4. Preventing_Mosquito_Bites.pdf
  5. Portable_Toilet_-_Temporary_Permit_Application.pdf
  6. NABH_2021_Flu_Clinic_Schedule.pdf
  7. Mask_Mandate_Sign_for_Businesses.pdf
  8. Lyme_Disease_FAQ.pdf
  9. Chapter_330_Wells_2022-05-15.pdf
  10. Chapter_322_Tobacco_2023-05-15.pdf
  11. Chapter_315_SDS_2023-05-15.pdf
  12. Chapter_307_Solid_Waste_-_2023-05-15.pdf
  13. Chapter_286_Hazardous_Materials_2023-05-15.pdf
  14. Chapter_276_Body_Art_Establishments_and_Practitioners.pdf
  15. Board_of_Health_Fees.pdf
  16. 2023_Stable_License_and_Right_to_Farm_Notice.pdf

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