Upcoming Events

6:00 pm Council on Aging @ Millville Town Hall
Council on Aging @ Millville Town Hall
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm
7:00 pm Conservation Commission @ Millville Town Hall
Conservation Commission @ Millville Town Hall
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
6:30 pm Cultural Council @ Millville Town Hall
Cultural Council @ Millville Town Hall
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm

Board of Health


Contact: Sherry Grant,  Administrative Assistant
Phone: 508-883-5041 Opt. #5
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Board Members: Dustin Ciccarelli, Chairman (Term 2020)
Catherine Robinson (Term 2021)
Robert Marks (Term 2019)
Inspectors: Lenny Izzo, Health Agent
Robert Marks, Health Agent
Kevin Sullivan, Animal Inspector/ACO

EPA Preliminary Millville Assessment Report

Lead & Copper Results MES Water Testing 2017

Mass Department of Agriculture/Eversource Herbicide Treatment Plan for 2018 – Please use this LINK for more information.

WEST NILE VIRUS UPDATE: The Central Mass Mosquito Control Project (CMMPC) has informed the Millville Board of Health that another trap on Lyons Court had tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The following streets (below) will be sprayed tomorrow, September 5th after sunset and continue until midnight. Generally, there is no need to relocate during mosquito spraying. The pesticides pose minimal risks to human and animal health. To minimize exposure, stay indoors 15-20 minutes after spraying, close street facing windows, turn off window air conditioners and keep pets inside or cover their cages. This will lessen exposure and allow the technicians to perform a more thorough application. The spraying season will soon come to an end.  The pesticide used becomes less effective as the evening temperatures drop.  The mosquito population will also subside once the nighttime temperatures consistently cool down. Until this happens, take precautions by using spray, cover legs and arms with clothing or limit outside exposure during peak mosquito hours. If you have any questions about the spraying, please contact CMMCP at 508-393-3055.

Streets to be sprayed: Albee Rd, Chestnut Hill Rd, Desjardins Way, Forest View Dr, Harmony Dr, Kempton Rd, Killiney Woods, Lyons CT, Meaghan Way, Old Coach Rd and Thayer St.


Central Mass Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) 2018:

The commencement of the Larval Mosquito Control Program has begun in the Community for the 2018 season.  If you would like your property to be sprayed or not sprayed for mosquitos, please contact CMMCP at 508-393-8492.  You can also visit their website at www.cmmcp.org.  These dates are tentative and are subject to change due to weather conditions, mosquito populations, mosquito virus activity and/or special event spraying.

Mosquito Awareness:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health would like to remind the residents of the State that September is a high risk month with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV).  Please take the proper precautions by wearing long sleeves and using spray after dusk.  Please view the following link for further information. https://youtu.be/wWs3NT2Rbj0

  Board of Health is responsible for the following:

  • Inspection and enforcement of regulations regarding: Food Establishments, Housing and Tobacco.
  • Enforcement of Title 5 of the State Environmental Code: Examine sites, witness perk tests, issue Certificates of Compliance and approve plans.
  • Involvement with all new or existing wells and septic systems including failures and repairs.
  • Responding to complaints regarding common housing or rental units, sanitary sewage disposal, hazardous materials/waste and solid waste disposal, air quality noises and general nuisances.
  • Issuance of all health-related permits.
  • Monitoring safety of drinking water, receiving reports, acting on reports of unsafe water.
  • Reporting of infectious disease activity, rabies surveillance and specimen collection, pandemic response and related planning.

Millville Board of Health Regulations

Body Art
Keeping of Animals
Mercury Disposal
Tanning Facilities

The Board of Health is required to enforce the provisions of the State Sanitary Code, Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation.  To obtain more information on your rights as a tenant or as a property owner, please visit the links below:
Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
Landlord Rights and Responsibilities
Safe and Sanitary Housing
Housing Regulations




Failing septic systems:

Title 5 is the code of regulations that was developed for the design and construction of on-site sewerage disposal systems.  The following are the basic steps to follow if you have a failed septic system.

To start, you will need to contract an engineer for the soil testing and septic system design.

Percolation testing can be done year round.  There is a fee for this permit; applications are available online and in the Board of Health office.  Once the percolation testing is complete, the engineer will design the septic system and submit the proposed plan to the Board of Health for review.  Once the plan has been approved, you will choose a licensed installer to install the septic system.  You will need to obtain a septic permit from the Board of Health. During the installation the installer will contact the Board of Health for inspections.  Once complete, the engineer will provide as-built plans for the system showing the exact locations and elevations of the system components.  The as-built plan is accompanied by a Certificate of Compliance that will be signed by the engineer, installer, and Board of Health.

The following links will provide useful information:
Septic System and Title 5 Information
Title 5 Inspectors

West Nile Virus:

WNV is a virus carried by mosquitoes that can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord).  WNV is spread to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito.  A mosquito becomes infected by biting a bird that carries the virus.  You cannot get WNV through contact with a human or animal that has the virus.  There is no evidence that a person can get the virus from handling live or dead infected birds.  However, you should always use gloves when handling any dead animals and use double plastic bags to discard them in the trash.

Illness related to WNV is rare.  Most people who are bitten by mosquitoes carrying the WNV will experience no symptoms or very mild symptoms.  Mild symptoms include fever, headache, and body aches, often with skin rash and swollen lymph glands.  Severe symptoms include high fever, muscle weakness, disorientation, neck stiffness, paralysis, coma, tremors, convulsions, and rarely death.  There is no vaccine or cure for WNV.  Everyone in areas with active virus is at risk of getting WNV, however persons greater than 65 years of age have the highest risk of severe disease.

Steps to prevent WNV:
The best way to protect yourself is to keep mosquitoes from biting you.

  • Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn; this is when mosquitoes are most active.  If you must be outdoors when mosquitoes are active, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
  • Use a mosquito repellent that contains DEET and follow the directions on the label.  DEET can be toxic if overused.  Never use DEET on infants and do not apply repellents to the face or hands of children.  Once inside, wash off insect repellents thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Fix any holes in your screens and be sure that they are tightly attached to doors and windows.
  • Dispose of or regularly empty any containers that may hold water (including trashcans) on your property.
  • Pay special attention to discarded tires.  They are a common place for mosquitoes to breed.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters; remove leaves and debris that may prevent drainage of water.
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.  Do not allow water to stagnate in birdbaths; aerate ornamental ponds or stock them with fish.
  • Keep swimming pools clean and properly chlorinated; remove standing water from pool.

The Central Massachusetts Mosquito Management Project (CMMCP) provides an integrated pest management approach to mosquito control using mosquito surveillance, public education and other specialized techniques to limit pesticide usage and to reduce the potential for disease transmission and mosquito annoyance to the public.  CMMCP personnel investigate complaints from residents about high adult mosquito population as well as regular surveillance of wetland areas.  The results of an investigation may warrant the application of an insecticide to specific areas of Town.  Residents can check the website at www.cmmcp.org to determine when investigations are scheduled or to request spraying.  CMMCP can also be reached at 508-393-3055.  If you find a dead bird,  call the Massachusetts Department of Public Health West Nile Virus Hotline at 1-866-627-7968.

Some resourceful links:
Consumer Health and Safety Tips: https://www.consumersafety.org/health/
Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH): www.mass.gov/dph
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP): www.mass.gov/dep
MDPH – Emergency Preparedness & Response: www.mass.gov/dph/emergencyprep
Food and Drug Administration: www.fda.gov
MassRecycle: http://www.massrecycle.org/
Proper Disposal of Medical Waste

Other important links:
Worcester Medical Reserve Corps