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Posted on: August 25, 2022

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE Public Health Advisory LIFTED: Gauch Park

PH Advisory Lifted 08-25-22

UPDATE: Public Health Advisory for Gauch Park has been LIFTED

Effective August 25, 2022

Date of Record: August 25, 2022

The Public Health Advisory previously issued on 08-18-22 for Gauch Park in Shrewsbury has been LIFTED. Weekly laboratory tests have revealed acceptable and safe water quality limits.


Previously communicated:

Date of Record: August 18, 2022 
Gauch Park in Shrewsbury is closed until further notice as laboratory tests have shown high levels of E. Coli. 

During our routine seasonal weekly water quality monitoring of select bodies of water in Shrewsbury, high levels of E. Coli were detected in the pond at Gauch Park.
The Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH) and the Town of Shrewsbury’s Board of Health has ordered the pond closed. The pond will remain closed until further laboratory tests reveal acceptable and safe water quality limits.
Town officials encourage individuals and their pets to avoid contact at Gauch Park, including fishing, until further notice. 

Gauch Park Advisory 08-18-22

Gauch Park is located at the corner of North Quinsigamond Avenue and Main Street.

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

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