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.
  1. Dow Dam Access Restricted

    Pedestrian access to Dow Dam is being temporarily restricted to Utility Department and engineering personnel only. This is being done so as to lessen interference with ongoing site work and investigations and to protect the safety of the general public. Dow Brook Dam Press Release...
  2. Annual Hydrant Flushing - April 30 - May 25

    The Ipswich Water Department will be conducting its annual water main flushing program throughout town beginning April 30, 2017 and continuing through May 25, 2017. Please visit our Helpful Customer Information page for tips to follow during flushing. Flushing Notice
  3. New Water Rates - Effective May 1, 2018

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