The water main near 185 Central Street broke this afternoon around 5 PM. DIGSAFE has been notified and the crew is on the way to replace the broken main.  Repair work will begin once the underground utilites are marked.

Water service to Central Street, east of Route 1, will be off until further notice.  The main broke near a culvert which may have been damaged.  We'll be able to estimate the repair time once work is further along.

10 PM Update: The break has been located and it's underneath the culvert.  The culvert isn't damaged and the main repair is underway.  Water should be back on before morning.

2 AM Update: Water service to Central Street is back to normal and the crew is backfilling the hole.

Offices Closed

The Water & Highway Offices are closed to the public until further notice.  We are available by phone or email if you need to reach us.

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Water Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983


978.887.1543 (Fax)

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Highway Department

279 Boston Street

Topsfield, MA 01983


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