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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 Hydrant flushing delayed until April 18th due to well cleaning.
TopsfieldWater Hydrant flushing has been postponed one week due to the weather. An updated schedule is available at
TopsfieldWater Water main break on River Road near Prospect Street.
TopsfieldWater Hydrant flushing starts on April 4th. Schedule is available at
TopsfieldWater Posted manganese test results for February. Levels dropping but still higher that we would like.
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.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW @MikeWankum @PamelaWBZ4 @sarahwroblewski Sleet just now for 3 minutes in Topsfield
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher what's burning is called Elephant Grass. These dry conditions aren't helping...
topsfieldDPW Not the best way to start the day.....
topsfieldDPW @ToddWCSH it's not Memorial Day already is it?
topsfieldDPW RT @PDGeorgetownMA: Scam Alert The IRS scam crew are dialing numbers like crazy!! Do not fall for it, give NO information out over the phon…
topsfieldDPW RT @Topsfield_Lib: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 -- Crafternoon at 1:00 PM: Celebrate springtime with crafts for all ages! Get creative at... https://…
topsfieldDPW RT @PDGeorgetownMA: Over night Road work all this week on Rte 95 North, from 7 pm to 5 am. Use Rte 97 to get on the Highway as Rte 133 ra…
topsfieldDPW @FOX25Weather @sarahwroblewski after last year, this is still a cakewalk....
topsfieldDPW RT @NWSNERFC: Visible today...MODIS....spectacular view of the Northeast....snow-no snow line...
topsfieldDPW @planningminion @DanielleWBZ4 @TerryWBZ @ericfisher ...disclosure..Danielle and Terry probably weren't even born in '78!!

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