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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 @SurfSkiWxMan @jagga23 groundhog day....again.
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher the HRRR has been pretty decent in the short range this winter hasn't it? #wishfulthinking
topsfieldDPW @KeithCarson and the GFS says???
topsfieldDPW @TerryWBZ worried about glazing after changeover....justified??
topsfieldDPW @WesternMEwx tell us something we don't know!!
topsfieldDPW RT @Topsfieldfire: Strong possibility of rain on Sunday. After a record winter make sure ice dams are removed/roofs are shoveled to prevent…
topsfieldDPW @MassEMA @MassDOT T W Excavating of Rowley in town pushing back and shelfing snowbanks yesterday and today.
topsfieldDPW The finished product this morning. Come visit our downtown businesses. @Topsfieldfire @salemnews
topsfieldDPW Out with the with the new? Snow removal downtown tonight
topsfieldDPW @philCAPEEZ we'll do our best.

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