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Newton Mosquito Update

September 13, 2019 

Newton’s risk level for West Nile Virus (WNV) has been raised from low to moderate due to a human case of WNV disease in Middlesex County. Newton’s risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) remains at low. The Newton Health and Human Services Department’s recommendations for protecting against mosquito carried illness remain largely unchanged.

The primary change is to always take precautions when outdoors, not just from dusk to dawn. The recommendations include:

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Fire Hydrant Testing June 24 - September 27

June 20, 2019 

Beginning June 24, 2019 and continuing through September 27, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, Department of Public Works and Fire Department personnel will be conducting fire hydrant inspection and flushing throughout the city weather permitting.


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