The Ipswich Water Department was created in 1894. The original water system was limited to the downtown area and was established primarily for fire protection. The system has expanded significantly since its inception.  It consists of two divisions, Treatment and Distribution, which provides drinking water and fire protection to approximately 98% of the population.

COVID-19 Water Rate Relief

Residential Seasonal Rate of $16.88 per 100 ft3 in effect beginning July 1

Residential Seasonal Rate Deferred Until July 1

  1. PFAS Test Results Compliant with State Regulations

    Initial PFAS testing was completed in November 2020, with confirmatory testing completed in December 2020. Although some levels of PFAS were detected in our water sources, all test results were compliant with the state regulations. Additional Info...
  2. Voluntary Water Restrictions

    Due to early signs of drought conditions, including lack of precipitation and reduced stream flow in the Ipswich River, and to ensure water availability to conduct essential hydrant flushing, the Water Department is imposing voluntary water restrictions. Additional Info...
  3. Annual Hydrant Flushing

    The Ipswich Water Department will be conducting a Water Main Flushing Program throughout town beginning April 20, 2021 and continuing through May 21, 2021. Read on...
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Visit Our Updated Water Conservation Page!

Water conservation is important throughout the year. Visit our Water Conservation Page for water saving tips and current offers on water conservation tools. Remember, every drop counts!

Greenscapes Fall Calendar (Sept 2019)