Edgartown town hall closed early Friday due to plumbing issues

Animal control officer Barbara Prada presented her quarterly report to selectmen on Monday. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Edgartown town hall closed at 1:30 Friday afternoon due to a sewering problem, according to the town website.

David Thompson, chief operator at the Edgartown wastewater department, told The Times the closure was due to plumbing problems at town hall. “It’s an old building, it’s not the first time this has happened,” he said. Mr. Thompson said tree roots have also bedeviled town hall plumbing and sewering in the past.