mansignThe Topsfield Water Department has implemented a Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Restriction effective August 10, 2017 due to very low Ipswich River stream flow.

Outdoor water use is restricted to hand-held implements only before 9 AM and after 5 PM.  The use of irrigations systems at any time is prohibited.  The restrictions apply to public water customers and private well owners.

In addition to curtailing outdoor use the Water Department encourages the following conservation measures:

  • Run your dishwasher and clothes washer only when full.
  • Fix any leaks around the house.
  • Install water efficient toilets, faucets and shower heads.
  • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator, rather than running the faucet.
  • Consider replacing water intensive lawns with a xeriscape (low water demand) flower garden.

The mandatory restrictions will be in effect until further notice but typically run through the end of September.  Our water withdrawal permit issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection requires the implementation of this restriction when Ipsich River average daily flow at the Ipswich Gauge Station falls below 52.5 cubic feet per second for three consecutive days.

 


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.

Pay your water bill online

81009 83017 0Please visit the Unibank site to pay your water or tax bills online.

 
 

Water Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983

978.887.1517

978.887.1543 (Fax)

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Highway Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983

978.887.1542

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Hours: Monday-Friday 7 AM to 3 PM