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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 Just posted manganese test results for January 2016 -
TopsfieldWater First week of pilot testing complete - results promising. Testing other source next week.
TopsfieldWater First day of pilot testing went well. Filters easily reduced manganese levels to below 5 parts per billion, limit is 300 ppb.
TopsfieldWater Blueleaf is conducing the testing.
TopsfieldWater Manganese removal pilot testing underway. Tests will evaluate selected removal technology with our raw water. Testing will take 2 weeks.
TopsfieldWater Tonight's flushing route postponed until Monday, November 9th. updated schedule located at
TopsfieldWater Main break at 95 River Road. Prospect Street and part of River Road are turned off for repair.
TopsfieldWater Testing a new pressure relief valve. Hopefully it will reduce the number of main breaks during hydrant flushing.
TopsfieldWater Just posted recent manganese testing results at
TopsfieldWater Fall hydrant flushing program underway. Schedule available at

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW @Parrotheadduff the better question is...why are you watching their parade #firebuff
topsfieldDPW @WesternMEwx 5" total... but it took 15 hours to get there.
topsfieldDPW @DanielleVollmar @growingwisdom we are extremely lucky in the Boston TV market to have THE best Mets in the country. #handsdown
topsfieldDPW @growingwisdom you weren't the only one. That NAM will burn you more often than not...
topsfieldDPW Barely 2" here. Lt Snow. Sun poking thru at times. Are we seeing things? @ericfisher @EdValleeWx @growingwisdom @WX1BOX @NWSBoston
topsfieldDPW Topsfield Town Offices closed today due to storm.
topsfieldDPW @WesternMEwx sleep tight....we won't.
topsfieldDPW @EdValleeWx it would be nice if you told us that was your LAST map....

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