Gas pipeline facilities, leaks, scheduled replacements (Lexington Town Clerk)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Lexington Town Clerk of Lexington, MA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

* All maps of pipeline facilities (services, mains, regulators, etc.) provided by utility companies, including details regarding the age or dates of the installation of the pipeline, the material of the pipeline, and whether the pipeline is high pressure or low pressure. If you have these maps in shape files or in arc GIS, those formats are preferable.

* The most recent inventory of outstanding leaks on the distribution system within the boundaries of municipality, including the location of the leak, date the leak was identified/classified, the grade of the leak, whether the leak has been reclassified or designated for repair, and the date on which the inventory was compiled.

* The list or map of pipeline segments currently scheduled for replacement.

This information should be available to the municipality as required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 164, Section 144 (

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 fees cannot be waived, 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 Lipton

From: Donna Hooper

Mr. Lipton:

Pursuant to your request for information regarding gas pipeline facilities, please be advised that the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities is the public agency with jurisdiction for the information cited in your public records request.

Donna M. Hooper, Town Clerk
Town of Lexington<>

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Hooper,

Thank you very much for your message! It's my understanding that representatives of the municipality may also have this information. Would there be another, more appropriate department from which I may request the materials?

Thank you!

From: Donna Hooper

Mr. Lipton,

I have confirmed with Fire and Plumbing, no records in your request are in their possession. The state agency has oversight.

Donna Hooper
Donna M. Hooper, Town Clerk
Town of Lexington<>


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