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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 Mandatory water restriction goes into effect on 5/26. Please visit for more information.
TopsfieldWater Our 2015 Water Quality Report is available at Copies will be mailed to customers in the next couple of weeks.
TopsfieldWater Ipswich River stream flow is below median, approaching levels requiring water restrictions. More info available at:
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.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW @sarahwroblewski @TomWendling....almost makes you a local Sarah....#werememberwhen
topsfieldDPW Emergency Transformer replacement ongoing now on Central Street. Areas include Perkins Row, High Street, Central St etc @nationalgridus
topsfieldDPW @NWSBoston ....And one of the best ever at forecasting a Norlun trough in the winter back in the day.
topsfieldDPW Thank you @TDBank_US Topsfield Branch for the free coffee this morning @cumberlandfarms Much appreciated!
topsfieldDPW Great Advice! Its that time of year. Buyer beware...
topsfieldDPW @ToddWCSH ...we did. 300 acres of it!
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?

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