Water

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 Deferred Until July 1

Water Alerts

  1. There are no alerts at this time.
  1. Immediate Mandatory Water Restrictions Imposed to Protect Water Supply

    Due to lack of precipitation, decreasing reservoir storage, increased water demand and reduced stream flow in the Ipswich River the Water Department must impose mandatory water restrictions. Read on...
  2. New Water & Wastewater Rates - May 1, 2020

    Water and wastewater rates have changed, effective May 1, 2020, These new rates will appear in June utility bills. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Water Commissioners have deferred the seasonal rate for residential customers for two months. New Rates...
  3. High Street Water Main Replacement Project Notice

    The Ipswich Water Department will begin construction to replace the 125 year old water main in High Street with limited work on side streets intersecting with High Street on December 12, 2019. Full construction will commence in early spring 2020. Project Notice...
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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)