Manganese Advisory

The Water Department issued a manganese advisory on November 1, 2013.  Monthly test results are available online.


The Board of Water Commisioners is proposing the construction of a water treatment facility to remove manganese from our source water.  Residents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting prior to Town Meeting.  Meetings are scheduled for March 25th and April 24th at 7:30 PM at the Town Library.

Water Treatment Plant Information

The Water Supply & Treatment Alternatives Study examined several solutions to the current water quality issues. Based on the study findings, the Board of Water Commissioners has proposed the construction of a centralized water treatment facility to remove manganese from the source water.

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Spring Hydrant Flushing

Flushing is scheduled to start on April 22nd.  Click here to view the schedule.

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

978.887.1517

978.887.1543 (Fax)

978.887.2118 After Hours Emergency

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM to 3:30 PM

Highway Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983

978.887.1542

978.887.1543 (Fax)

Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM to 3 PM