FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Stoneham Officials Lift Boil Water Order
STONEHAM — Town Administrator Thomas G. Younger, Fire Chief and Acting Emergency Management Director Matthew Grafton, Water and Sewer Director Robert Radigan and Board of Health Agent John Fralick announce that the town of Stoneham has lifted its boil water order Saturday morning.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) conducted tests which found no contaminants in the town’s water supply.
Residents and business owners can resume normal use of their tap water as of Saturday morning.
“The Town intends to review the cause of the incident and determine if there are ways to prevent it in the future,” Town Administrator Younger said.
“As Acting Emergency Management Director, we will be staying on top of this issue and take appropriate steps to try and avoid situations like this in the future,” Fire Chief Grafton said. “We will be working closely with the DEP and Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to monitor the cause of the issue.”
The order from the DEP to boil water was put in place on Friday afternoon and lasted about 24 hours.
“This mandatory order was a necessary precaution to ensure that the town’s water supply is contaminant free,” Town Administrator Younger said. “We would like to sincerely thank all of our residents and business owners for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”