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  • Ware Board of Health

    Agency: Ware Town Government

    The purpose of the Ware Board of Health is to address public health needs, protect and improve the health and quality of life in the community, offer education resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law.

    The objective of the Board of Health (BOH) is to assure effective and deliverable public health programs, services and regulations. To do so, the Board provides timely response, collaborates with other local town departments, neighboring communities, the Mass. Dept. of Public Health (MDPH), the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection (MDEP), businesses, academic institutions and other professional organizations. Staff and Board members keep current on the latest advances in public health science, current policy-making trends and emerging public health needs in the community.

    The primary duties of the Board of Health center on enforcing the provisions of the State Sanitary and Environmental Codes under the jurisdiction of the Board of Health. The following lists some, but not all, of the duties and responsibilities of the BOH:

    • Health Care and Disease Control
    • Enforcement of Sanitary Codes: Min. Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation
    • Inspection of Dwellings
    • Enforcement of the State Lead Poisoning Prevention Regulations
    • Hazardous and Solid Waste Oversight
    • Septage and Garbage Disposal
    • Food Inspection
    • Pesticides

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