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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 Mandatory ban will likely start next week, Stream flow approaching lowest level ever recorded for this time of year.
TopsfieldWater Voluntary outdoor water use restrictions start today. Please visit for more information.
TopsfieldWater Water restrictions may start early this year. Ipswich River stream flow below normal and dropping:
TopsfieldWater Manganese test results for April are available at
TopsfieldWater Four firms interested in designing the water treatment plant submitted their qualifications today. Now we need to select finalists.
TopsfieldWater Hydrant flushing begins tonight. Please visit for more information.
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.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend. Please drive carefully.
topsfieldDPW Brady's first game back, given 4th week bye would be against just can't make this stuff up #karma
topsfieldDPW Street Sweeping around the snow is May, right? @ericfisher @MattNoyesNECN @TerryWBZ @pbouchardon7
topsfieldDPW @philCAPEEZ try it now, Phil.
topsfieldDPW @philCAPEEZ street address? Or call the office.
topsfieldDPW Digging in your yard this Spring? Call Digsafe. It's easy, it's free, and it's the law. #Call811
topsfieldDPW Street sweeping begins Monday April 27th. You can sweep SAND ONLY to edge of road and we'll get it. @salemnews @ttranscript

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