Town Extends Suspension of Plastic Water Bottle Sales Ban Through September 30


Great Barrington Mass – August 27 – The town is once again extending its suspension of the ban on plastic water bottle sales through Sept. 30, 2020, due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency and for the convenience of residents impacted by discolored water in the Village of Housatonic.

“We fully expect that this will be the last extension” said Town Manager Mark Pruhenski. “Residents should plan on the bylaw going back into full effect on Oct. 1, and retailers should purchase accordingly and plan to exhaust their supply by this date.”

On March 12, the town suspended its ban on sales of plastic water bottles of one liter or less. That action was renewed in late April, again in August, and will continue through the month of September.