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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 Results from January manganese tests now available at All results well below State limits.
TopsfieldWater Follow up manganese tests show water sources under 300 micrograms per liter, meet DEP requirement. Results at
TopsfieldWater Manganese sample taken from source on North Street on 12/9 contained 325 micrograms per Liter. Exceeds DEP limit of 300. Retesting on 12/18.
TopsfieldWater Repairing a leak at Ipswich Road/Asbury Street today. Road may be reduced to one lane during repair.
TopsfieldWater Today is the last day of work on Washington Street until paving in the spring. All of the pipe work was completed last week.
TopsfieldWater Last service connection completed today on Washington Street. Final tie-in scheduled for tomorrow.
TopsfieldWater Paving service trenches today on Washington Street. Two services left to install, maybe next week depending on the weather.
TopsfieldWater All homes in the area are connected to the new main, no one should be without water.
TopsfieldWater Water main break at 139 Washington, broke 10 minutes before being turned off permanently.
TopsfieldWater Paving trenches on Washington Street and taking monthly manganese and phosphate samples today.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW RT @BarryWBZ: As per yesterday's thinking, this storm will be quite different with a variety of temperatures & precip types. #wbz http://t.…
topsfieldDPW @jackie_ward chicken.....
topsfieldDPW RT @mascoschools: Masconomet Schools Closed Monday February 2nd. All activities cancelled. Student retreat cancelled (TTU) Kevin M. Lyons …
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher @NWSBoston @MassDOT Hats off to all involved in snow removal this past week. We do it again tomorrow...but before that, GO PATS!
topsfieldDPW @growingwisdom thanks Dave...always appreciate your straight forward, no nonsense approach.
topsfieldDPW @timjohnsoncx thanks!! We should make more progress tomorrow. Downtown is a work of art.
topsfieldDPW We appreciate the phone calls and emails telling us we are doing a good job...#doesnthappenmuch
topsfieldDPW @PaulaEbbenWBZ ...we noticed....
topsfieldDPW getting absolutely hammered here this morning....2-3 inches per hour since 6 AM
topsfieldDPW RT @NWSBoston: plz RT: Are you prepared before the storm? Check out these safety rules &

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