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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 have hired an Owner's Project Manager and Designer.  Design work is now underway.  A more detailed status report is available online.

Water Dept. Twitter Feed

TopsfieldWater Many customers will have discolored water due to break. Run cold water until it clears. Do not drink discolored water.
TopsfieldWater Main break at 130 Central Street. Water off on Central from Boston to Maple.
TopsfieldWater Just received July's manganese test results. Posted at
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.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW RT @Topsfieldfire: TFD detail at the @TopsfieldFair got a visit from State Fire Marshal Coan @DFSPIO
topsfieldDPW RT @ttranscript: What a bargain! Tonight and tomorrow night only the Topsfield Fair admission price is only $6 after 6 p.m. both nights. Co…
topsfieldDPW RT @TopsfieldFair: It's 1:00pm and we are officially open! You now have 127 hours to enjoy this year's Fair! Come visit us! Coming... http:…
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher @KeithCarson Gotta give Keith props...he's been hanging with the Euro all along.....
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher You guys are the experts but if the Euro ends up being correct all along....WOW
topsfieldDPW Delayed report. 2.92" for the day. 4.22 for the month. @WX1BOX
topsfieldDPW ...just surpassed the 2" mark here since midnight. No issues. All roads open. @WX1BOX
topsfieldDPW The bottom of the display says it all. @MattNoyesNECN @ToddWCSH @DanielleWBZ4
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher That doesn't sound very good...@TopsfieldFair starts Friday.
topsfieldDPW @SurfSkiWxMan almost no indication of any fall color in Sebago Lake Region today.....

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