mansignThe Topsfield Water Department has implemented a Mandatory Outdoor Water Use Restriction effective July 12, 2024 due to very low Ipswich River stream flow, higher than normal water use and concerns about the availabilty of water.

Outdoor water use is restricted to water cans, hand-held hoses controlled by a nozzle, or drip irrigation systems only before 9 AM and after 5 PM.  The use of spray irrigation systems at any time is prohibited.  The restrictions apply to public water customers and private water sources located on parcels served by the Town's water system.

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.  


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