Water Quality – Beach Status

Update 6/16/21 Received from Amber Unruh

The Town of Barnstable will be contracting with the Association to Preserve Cape Cod to conduct routine monitoring and reporting of cyanobacteria in Barnstable’s Lakes and Ponds.  This sampling will begin soon. If you are interested in receiving an email notification, when a potentially toxic bloom is identified by APCC, you must opt-in to the APCC toxic alerts.

In order to receive email notification for toxic alerts, click this link:  https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/cyanobacteria-alert/  This link will bring you to a webpage where you must enter your email in order to receive toxic alerts.

You can also check out the cyanoMAP at https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/ to see the recent cyanobacteria monitoring results from APCC.

Update 5/7/21 Received from Karen Malkus-Benjamin

To all recipients of the cyanobacteria alert e-mails:
The Town of Barnstable has created a new water quality page on the town’s website:
https://barnstablewaterresources.com/ The cyanobacteria e-mail alerts have been discontinued.
Also, due to staff changes, I will no longer be managing the cyanobacteria monitoring program for the Health Division. So this will be the final e-mail from me.
If you need general information about Cyanobacteria please check out the following web sites:
CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/habs/index.html
EPA
https://www.epa.gov/cyanohabs
MADPH
https://www.mass.gov/guides/cyanobacterial-harmful-algal-blooms-cyanohabs-water

For local health questions call the Health Division 508-862-4644
For pond and lake question contact the DPW’s  Amber Unruh
Amber.Unruh@town.barnstable.ma.us 

View Current Water Quality & Beach Status Report for Town of Barnstable  HERE


The Town of Barnstable shares data with Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), which is updated for Barnstable on Thursday afternoons.

To check if your pond has been sampled and its current status please check the APCC Cyanomap HERE

Also, please remember the CDC guidance: “When in doubt it is best to stay out!” View CDC Site HERE

Cyanobacteria FAQ HERE

Cotuit Weather & Tides


Cotuit Weather Forecast HERE

Cotuit Weather Radar HERE

 

Cotuit Tides HERE

 

 


View Cotuit Town Dock Webcam HERE

If you notice a camera appears to not be working please let the Town know at: moorings@town.barnstable.ma.us

If you observe suspicious activity please contact the Barnstable Police Department 24/7 (508-775-0387) or the Harbormaster’s Office, Monday – Friday (508-790-6273).

ATTENTION!!! Cotuit Water Users

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
THE COTUIT WATER DEPARTMENT HAS DECLARED A STATE OF WATER SUPPLY CONSERVATION – LEVEL I DROUGHT CONDITIONS
•Please avoid all outside water use between the hours of 5:00AM and 8:00 PM.
•Residents living in homes on the odd numbered sides of the street are asked to water lawns and gardens on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
•Residents living on even numbered sides of the street are asked to water lawns and gardens on Mondays and Wednesdays only.
•Water only when necessary. Be aware of advance weather forecasts, adjust your schedule for wind and rain to minimize water consumption.
•Maintain your lawn at a height of at least two (2) inches to protect the roots and retain soil moisture.
•Install rain shutoff devices on automatic irrigation systems, check moisture sensor controls for proper operation.
•Replace any broken or missing sprinkler heads.
•Water conservation kits are available at no charge, upon request.
IMPLEMENTING THESE IMPORTANT CONSERVATION MEASURES COULD HELP TO AVOID A MANDATORY WATER BAN ENFORCED BY MASSDEP.

PLEASE USE WATER WISELY!

Water

Barnstable Introduces On-line Rental Registration & STR Complaint Hotline

Registration and Short-Term Rental Complaint Hotline

Town of Barnstable Introduces On-line Rental Property    

Contact:

Brian Florence, Inspectional Services Director and Building Commissioner,Brian.Florence@town.barnstable.ma.us

Thomas McKean, Director of Public Health, Thomas.McKean@town.barnstable.ma.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Hyannis, MA – June 15, 2021) As we enter our summer season the Town of Barnstable would like to remind owners of rental properties that they are required to register rental units with the Town of Barnstable Health Division; this includes ALL rentals from annual to summer to short-term. The requirement to register rental properties has been in place in Barnstable since 2006.


Please register and pay using the online registration link below
:

https://secure.hostcompliance.com/barnstable-ma/permit-registration/welcome


Or, if mailing in, obtain registration form(s) from Town of Barnstable website below: 

Submissions by mail:  Use one form for each unit to be registered and return to the Public Health Division, 200 Main Street, Hyannis, MA  02601.   

There is a fee of $90 and $25 for each additional unit on the same parcel.   The check should be payable to: Town of Barnstable.

Failure to comply with this Ordinance may result in the issuance of a non-criminal ticket citation in the amount of $100. 

We are also pleased to announce that we now have a short term rental complaint hotline available for the public to submit any complaints concerning short-term rental properties.

Short Term Rental Complaint Hotline (available 24 hours a day/7 days a week): 508-504-9779
https://secure.hostcompliance.com/barnstable-ma/complaints/type 

For general rental questions, you may reach us by email at Barnstable.Registration@town.barnstable.ma.us or call 508-862-4072.