Hydrant Flushing

We are happy to announce that hydrant flushing will be reduced on once per year.  This reduction from semi-annual flushing is due to the water treatment plant.  We have yet to detect any manganese in the water leaving the plant and water quality in the distribution system has greatly improved.

Flushing will be done each spring.  Typically flushing is done Monday - Thursday and takes approximately 6 weeks.  The flushing schedule is available online at https://www.topsfieldpublicworks.org/apps/flushing/.

Hydrant flushing will begin on September 21st. We plan to follow the normal route which is posed online at flushing.topsfieldpublicworks.org

Flushing removes sediment from the water mains, identifies hydrants in need of repair and checks system fire flows. Customers will have rust colored or black water while the water mains are flushed and for a period afterwards. The work will be conducted on weeknights from 9 PM until 1 AM to minimize the disruption. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Manganese levels in areas being flushed will be higher than normal and may exceed levels described in the drinking water advisory issued in November 2013. Do not drink, cook or make formula with the discolored water. Avoid using hot water while the cold water is discolored. Doing so will allow sediment to accumulate in your hot water tank and will take longer for the hot water to clear.

November Update: The full round was completed earlier this month.  The next round of flushing is scheduled to start in April 2021.

Hydrant Flushing Underway

Flushing is underway, click here to view the schedule.

COVID Update:

The Water & Highway Offices are open.

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PFAS results are avaialble on our water testing website - https://www.topsfieldpublicworksorg/apps/watertesting/ but you can follow us on Twitter (@TopsfieldWater) or subscribe to our email list if you would like to receive regular updates.

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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