Water Specifications

 TOPSFIELD WATER DEPARTMENT

Standard Procedures For The Installation Of Water Service Lines

PREAMBLE
The Property Owner shall be held responsible for insuring that the following procedures and
requirements are observed:

  • No connections shall be made to the Town’s water mains, services, or hydrants without the permission of the Water Department.
  • All new homes require an occupancy permit signed by various departments of theTown. No occupancy permit shall be issued without the approval of the Water Superintendent to insure that all Water Department rules and regulations have been complied with.
  • All fittings for copper pipe shall be of the compression or flared type. All fittings for plastic pipe shall be of the compression type only. All valves shall open left (counterclockwise). All fittings and valves shall be approved by the Water Superintendent prior to their installation.
  • The following instructions as to methods and materials for the furnishing and installation of service lines from water mains to house connections are hereby issued as a guide to and a requirement for all individuals and private contractors engaged in this type of work and shall be followed unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent.

TOPSFIELD WATER DEPARTMENT

 Standard Procedure for the Installation of Water Mains and Accessories  The following instructions as to methods and materials for the furnishing and the installation of water mains and accessories as part of the Topsfield Water System, and are hereby issued as a guide to and a requirement for all individuals and private contractors engaged in this type of work and shall be followed unless otherwise approved by the Superintendent. 

PREAMBLE

The Property Owner shall be held responsible in insuring the following procedures and requirements are observed:

 GENERAL

No connections shall be made to existing water mains or services with out the permission of the Water Department. Before proceeding with the work, the Owner shall have provided grade stakes marked for finish grade of road at intervals of 50’ +/- and lot line stakes at the street line. Before proceeding with the installation of the water main and appurtenances, all drainage in said street shall be constructed in order to avoid any breakage and rupture of said water line. In all cases the water main shall not be placed closer than 3’ from the barrel of a catch basin in order to prevent freezing.

 

Mandatory Outdoor Water Restriction

A mandatory outdoor water restriction is in effect. Nonessential outdoor use is limited to hand-held implements before 9 AM or after 5 PM each day.  The use of irrigation systems or lawn sprinklers is prohibited.

Manganese Advisory

The Water Department issued a manganese advisory on November 1, 2013.  Monthly test results are available our water quality site.

The Perkins Row well exceeded MassDEP's limit of 0.3 milligrams per Liter during the summer of 2016.  Both water sources are now below State manganese limit.  The advisory will remain in place until the treatment plant is built and in operation.

Water Treatment Plant Information

A Special Town Meeting held on June 20, 2017 approved $10.4 million for the construction of a water treatment facility.  We expect construction to begin during the summer of 2017 and for the plant to open in the fall of 2018.

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Water Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983

978.887.1517

978.887.1543 (Fax)

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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