Water main breaks in Boston, 2010 to present

Joshua Eaton filed this request with the Boston Water and Sewer Commission of Boston, MA.


From: Joshua Eaton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A report on the location of main breaks experienced in Boston from Jan. 1, 2010, through the date your office processes this request, inclusive. Please include the following categories: street #, location, area, service size, type, date, and time. Please provide this data as a spread sheet, if possible.

The Commission provided identical data — but for a different date range — to the Boston City Council in 2010 (see here: http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/hearing/upload_pdfs/docket_pdfs/028502212010.pdf). This leads me to believe that the Commission tracks this data and can readily provide it on request.

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 MuckRock.com, 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 email 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.

Joshua Eaton

From: Kieser Nicole L

Hello- please see attached excel sheet with information requested via fax from Muckrock. Please note, email is the best communication should we be able to be further helpful.

Thank you-

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