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Water Treatment Plant Information

Town Meeting, held on May 6, 2014, approved funding for the design of a water treatment plant.  We are in the process of selecting an Owner's Project Manager and Design Engineer.  This process is expected to take several months.

Water Dept. Twitter Feed

TopsfieldWater Issuing 10 water restriction violation notices today, including one fine. Please visit for restriction info.
TopsfieldWater Washington Street and Boxford Road paving begins 7/28. Should last several weeks.
TopsfieldWater Another main leak located on Colrain Road, just downhill from first break. Crew is excavating it now.
TopsfieldWater Restoring water pressure to Colrain Road now. Prospect Street and River Road should have water by 3 AM.
TopsfieldWater Main breaks on Colrain Road and Prospect Street.
TopsfieldWater House fire in Boxford, fire tankers filling at Lockwood @ Silverbrook in Topsfield. Customers may get discolored water.
TopsfieldWater Wright-Pierce was selected to design the new water filtration facility. We are negotiating a contract and expect design work to start soon.
TopsfieldWater May and June manganese test results posted at, still below state guidelines.
TopsfieldWater Our 2014 Water Quality Report is available online at Copies will be mailed to customers later this month.
TopsfieldWater Mandatory outdoor water use restriction starts today. Please visit for more information.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW @growingwisdom hot stuff indeed....#brutal
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher heat index of 100 here at Topsfield DPW...WOW
topsfieldDPW Temp 87 deg, Heat Index 94 deg. Tough day to be on a road crew.... @MattNoyesNECN @ericfisher @DanielleWBZ4 @ToddWCSH
topsfieldDPW Work to continue all week. Road closed and detoured all night.
topsfieldDPW Nighttime roadwork Rte 1 Topsfield. Detours in place. Lane closures 7pm-5am @MassDOT
topsfieldDPW @WX1BOX will do...a few gusts but nothing of real substance yet..
topsfieldDPW @WX1BOX not yet...
topsfieldDPW Gov Baker in town today to give Topsfield $950,000. See our Facebook page for more info. @DanverSalemNews @ttranscript @MassGovernor
topsfieldDPW (2of2) Avoid doing any laundry for a few hours until the distribution system settles down.
topsfieldDPW (1of2) Overnight water main breaks have been repaired. Service restored. Discolored water is LIKELY. Run cold faucet until clear.

Summer Regulatory Period

May 1st marks the beginning of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's summer regulatory period. Our water withdrawal permit requires us to implement outdoor water use restrictions when Ipswich River stream flow falls below certain levels from May 1st through September 30th. The permit also restricts the amount of water we can pump during this period to an average of 0.55 million gallons per day.

Stream flow is measured at the United States Geological Survey's gauge station located just downstream of the dam near Foote Brothers Canoe Rental in Ipswich. Click here to view a full screen version of the chart.

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A voluntary outdoor water use restriction is required if the average daily stream flow at the Ipswich Gauge drops below 70 cubic feet per second for three consecutive days. If the average daily stream flow continues to drop and falls below 52.5 cubic feet per second for three consecutive days then a mandatory restriction is required. The restrictions stay in effect until stream flow recovers and is above the trigger point for at least 10 consecutive days.

Water Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983


978.887.1543 (Fax)

911 -  After Hours Emergency

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM to 3:30 PM

Highway Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983


978.887.1543 (Fax)

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM to 3 PM