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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.

Hydrant Flushing - Spring 2015

Flushing will begin on April 13th.  Click here to view the schedule.

Water Dept. Twitter Feed

TopsfieldWater Manganese test results for March just posted at
TopsfieldWater Spring round of hydrant flushing scheduled to start on 4/13. More info available at
TopsfieldWater Just posted manganese test results for February:
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.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW RT @TopsfieldWater: Manganese test results for March just posted at
topsfieldDPW Nice! RT @ericfisher: Nice snow-eating dew points set to arrive Thursday. Going to make a good dent in the snow pack.
topsfieldDPW RT @TopsfieldWater: Spring round of hydrant flushing scheduled to start on 4/13. More info available at
topsfieldDPW RT @PDGeorgetownMA: Warning: sorry to be a broken record.The IRS never calls you demanding payment in the form of Green Dot cards. Hang up!
topsfieldDPW RT @KateMerrill: I got these calls too! @HinghamPolice: The #IRS phone scam attempts continuing here & nationwide.
topsfieldDPW @BostonMediaNews ...Henrich and Vollmar?
topsfieldDPW Getting reports of slick spots on secondary roads. Sanders heading out to spot check...
topsfieldDPW Ali wins!!RT @ericfisher: DOWN GOES FRAZIER! Boston Logan reports 2.9" of snow, the new SNOWIEST SEASON ON RECORD with 108.6"
topsfieldDPW RT @NWSBoston: Please RT: BREAKING NEWS: Boston breaks all time seasonal snowwfall total! 2.9" as of 7PM, making it 108.6!
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher now just what are we supposed to do with 2 days a row?! #longtimecoming

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