Brockton News: Health & Environment

Triple E Virus Risk Updated

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced that laboratory testing confirmed the first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a male over 60 from southern Plymouth County. This is the first human case of EEE in Massachusetts since 2013. The risk level in nine communities has been raised to critical as…Read More

Bat tested Positive for Rabies on the West Side of Brockton

If anyone has had direct contact with a bat (i.e. bite or scratch), or if a bat is found in a room with a sleeping person, the bat should be safely captured and not released. Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water, and immediately seek professional medical advice. Contact local health officials for…Read More

Single Stream Recycling Program

The New City of Brockton Single Stream Recycling Program begins on April 2, 2018. Recycling will be collected every other week (A Week and B Week). Please check here to see which week your recyclables will be collected: Recycle Collection Schedule Recycling Week A or B by Street Visit the Trash and Recycling page or view our video for…Read More

Greening the Gateway Cities Program

The Department of Conservation and Recreation is currently implementing an energy efficiency program in certain parts of Brockton to increase tree canopy cover to reduce energy costs for homeowners, residents, and businesses. For more information contact your local DCR office at 617.626.1503 or at wildlandstrust.org/greening-the-gateway-citiesRead More

Water Use Restriction Advisory

The Brockton Water Department in accordance with our Drought Management Plan that authorized we are in a Normal usage period be issued to the water system customers.   There is no restriction on outside water use. The Water Commission is asking customers to voluntarily conserve your water usage.Read More

Champion Plan – Leap into Recovery

The Champion Plan launches February 29, 2016. Walk into the Brockton Police Department and get Access to Treatment for a Substance Use Disorder. Sundays Closed Mondays 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM Tuesdays 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM Wednesdays 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM Thursdays 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM Fridays 9:00 AM until 7:30 PM…Read More

Brockton Champion Model

Mayor Carpenter and other partners have been working on the implementation of a program to launch in January where individuals with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) can walk into a Brockton Fire or Police Station and get help into treatment after being transported to a comfortable location (TBD). We are working diligently on the details, but…Read More

Water Use Restriction Advisory

The Brockton Water Commission is asking customers to voluntarily conserve your water usage. See the attached document for more information. Water Use Restriction AdvisoryRead More

New Drinking Water Quality Report

New Drinking Water Quality ReportRead More

Ralsco Park Legal Notice

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year Floodplain; Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds Ralsco Park, 389 Warren Avenue, Brockton, MA These notices shall satisfy three separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Brockton Redevelopment…Read More