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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 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.
TopsfieldWater Issuing water restriction violations. 1st offense a warning, fines for subsequent infractions. List of violations -
TopsfieldWater Providing temporary water service to Andrews Farm Road in Boxford following their pressure tank failure.
TopsfieldWater Pilot study test report approved by MassDEP. Preliminary work complete, design of actual treatment plant can begin.
TopsfieldWater Main break on River Road near Prospect Street.
TopsfieldWater Restoring water service to River, Brook, Ross and Williams.
TopsfieldWater Main break on Ross Road by River Road. Water off on Parts or River, all of Ross, Brook and Williams.
TopsfieldWater Just posted manganese results for May. Taking June samples today.

Highway Dept. Twitter Feed

topsfieldDPW Delayed post. Numerous trees down wires down and roads closed in Topsfield. @WX1BOX
topsfieldDPW @TopsfieldWater is stepping up enforcement of water ban. See FB page & website for more info @salemnews @ttranscript
topsfieldDPW This is no joke. Watering your lawn is prohibited. We will aggressively enforce our bylaw.
topsfieldDPW Water main break Prospect St @ River Rd. Crews are en route to repair. @TopsfieldWater @Topsfieldfire
topsfieldDPW FYI if your water is brown, run an outside faucet until clear. Delay laundry tonight if possible!
topsfieldDPW @BreeSison nice to see you are still around Boston Bree....
topsfieldDPW @PamelaWBZ4 @DanielleWBZ4 @TerryWBZ True Maineahs call them "bugs"
topsfieldDPW @ToddWCSH why yes they are!

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