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. Mandatory Outdoor Water Ban Imposed 9-14-20

    Due to lack of precipitation, decreasing reservoir storage, and continued low stream flow in the Ipswich River, the Water Department must impose a mandatory water ban at this time. During a declared Water Ban all outdoor water use is prohibited. Read on...
  2. 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...
  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)