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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 Working to repair a main break on River Rd. near Prospect St. Water off to Prospect St. and River Rd. (#68 to Fox Run).
TopsfieldWater A drinking water advisory notice issued concerning manganese levels in one of our sources. Notice located at:
TopsfieldWater Perkins Row produces about 20% of our water which is why manganese levels in system remain relatively low. August results expected soon.
TopsfieldWater Manganese level at our Perkins Row source tested over state limit of 300 ppb. Results at
TopsfieldWater House fire on Kinsman Lane. Water will likely be discolored in town due to firefighting operations.
TopsfieldWater Any rain is good rain but today's will do little to reverse the drought. Please continue to conserve water and follow water restrictions.
TopsfieldWater High water use coupled with drought is making it harder to maintain water quality. Please conserve water or quality will deteriorate.
TopsfieldWater Still very dry, please conserve water. Ten more water restriction violation notices being mailed today, including one fine.
TopsfieldWater Main supply wells at lowest level for this time of year based on 13 years of record. Lots of summer weather left so please conserve water.
TopsfieldWater Ipswich River flow hit new low, 3.8 cubic feet per second. Previous low 6.9 cfs (1957), median flow 39 cfs based on 86 years of record.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW @WesternMEwx....not good at all.
topsfieldDPW Water Main break Prospect Street at River Road. Please avoid the area.
topsfieldDPW @ericfisher @DanielleWBZ4 ..a paltry .28" so far today. Amazing how the shower intensity decreases near the driest areas. Coincidence?
topsfieldDPW @MaineTurnpike The tweet was an actual report. All clear as of 1020.
topsfieldDPW @MaineTurnpike still a speed limit ride from exit 48 to the New Hampshire line 10:20 am.
topsfieldDPW First road salt delivery of the season in Portsmouth. @ericfisher @sarahwroblewski @SurfSkiWxMan @WxManAJB
topsfieldDPW RT @TopsfieldWater: A drinking water advisory notice issued concerning manganese levels in one of our sources. Notice located at: https://t…
topsfieldDPW 3 Boston Mets in the top 50. Impressive! @ericfisher @BriEggers @growingwisdom and @DanielleBreezy too!
topsfieldDPW RT @TopsfieldFair: We're taking time to remember 9/11/01 this morning.

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