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Posted on: June 30, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Health Advisory: Oak Island Boat Ramp and Jordan Pond


Date of Record: June 30, 2022 – A Public Health Advisory has been issued for both the Oak Island Boat Ramp on Flint Pond and Jordan Pond in Shrewsbury as laboratory tests show high levels of E. Coli.

During routine seasonal weekly water quality monitoring of select bodies of water in Shrewsbury, high levels of E. Coli were detected at both the Oak Island Boat Ramp on Flint Pond and Jordan Pond.

The Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH) and the Town of Shrewsbury’s Board of Health have issued a Health Advisory until further notice. The advisory will remain in effect until further laboratory tests reveal acceptable and safe water quality limits.

Town officials encourage individuals and their pets to avoid contact with both bodies of water, including fishing, until further notice.

Oak Island Boat Ramp on Flint Pond is located off Route 20, across from Edgemere Boulevard.

Jordan Pond is located on Florence Street (behind Coolidge School). 

If you have further questions, please contact the Shrewsbury Health Department at 508-841-8384.

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