The Great Barrington Fire District Water Department preserves and maintains the Fire District's Water Distribution System, including fire hydrants, underground piping, storage tanks and pumping stations.
****GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DISTRICT DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED BOIL WATER REQUIREMENT LIFTED We have been under a Boil Water Order since Friday July 23, 2021 due to the detection of E. coli bacteria in our source water tap sample. All users of the Great Barrington Fire District water system were notified of the Boil Water Order on Friday July 23, 2021 and were advised to boil water before using, or use bottled water, and to discard items made with tap water collected on or before Wednesday July 21, 2021. Following the receipt of the results of the July 21st sample, our source was sampled five (5) times on July 23rd for E.coli and none of the samples contained E. coli or total coliform bacteria. Based on those results, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection lifted the boil water requirement on Saturday July 24, 2021. We continue to disinfect with chlorine. Therefore, it is no longer necessary to use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, food preparation, brushing teeth and washing dishes. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. For more information Contact the Great Barrington Fire District at 413-528-0133.****
The Great Barrington Fire District's major mission has been to provide water for fire protection and domestic use. For many years, it also maintained sidewalks and sewers within the district.