ADAMS -- The town and Board of Health continue efforts to address recent findings of E. coli in the Tophet and Reed brooks, Town Administrator Jonathan But ler reported at a Selectmen’s meeting Wednesday.
A public service announcement issued last Friday advised residents to refrain from recreational activities in these waters after tests recently performed by Massa chusetts College of Liberal Arts found E. coli amounts at higher than acceptable levels there.
"The Department of Public Health and the Department of Environmental Protection are both working with our Board of Health right now to complete further testing that will eventually help confirm whether there is a potential health risk and also identify the source," Butler said Wednesday.
Once the source is identified, Butler added, workers will attempt to resolve the issue.
Residents will be immediately notified of further developments, Butler said.
-- Phil Demers