Boston water fountain locations (Public Works)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Boston Public Works of Boston, MA.

It is a clone of this request.



From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

• All available location materials regarding public water fountains or other public drinking installments

• All available policies, testing schedules, maintenance or other reports regarding all available public water fountains or other public drinking installments

If further clarification is necessary, a phone call will happily be arranged.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Beryl C.D. Lipton

From: Shawn Williams

Good Afternoon Ms. Lipton:

It has come to my attention that the City of Boston has received a reminder
regarding a public records request. On April 28, 2016 you requested
records from two offices within the City of Boston. The City provided a
written response and a record to you on May 3 and you acknowledged receipt
on May 6. Since that time the City believed the request to be closed.

However, the City apparently has received a reminder from MuckRock
regarding the request. I ask that you review the request and the City's
response. If the request is indeed closed I request that you update your
MuckRock request so that the City will not receive reminder emails
regarding the request.

To assist please see attached a copy of the April 28 request. Do not
hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Yours truly,

Shawn A. Williams, Esq.

Director of Public Records

Records Access Officer

City of Boston

1 City Hall Plaza, Room 615

Boston, MA 02201


  • 04-28-16 Beryl Lipton - Public Records Request - Public Drinking Fount



  • 04-28-16 Beryl Lipton - Public Records Request - Public Drinking Fount