Water and Sewer

Vekonda Luangaphay filed this request with the Department of Conservation and Recreation of Massachusetts.
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From: Vekonda Luangaphay

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Maintenance and Incidence reports of water at public drinking fountains of Public Parks in the Greater Boston area, for example the drinking fountain at the Esplanade.

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 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.


Vekonda Luangaphay

From: Connelly, Bridget (DCR)

Dear Ms. Luangaphay:

This email is in response to your request for public records regarding drinking fountains as described in your submission dated May 5, 2016.

This office is in the process of identifying and consolidating records that may be responsive to your request, and will contact you shortly. At that time, the office will inform you of whether it will be withholding any documents as exempt or privileged material. In addition, the response may contain a statement of costs associated with complying with your request, pursuant to the Public Records Law, section 7(26) of Chapter 4 and section 10 of Chapter 66 of the General Laws of Massachusetts. If, however, the cost of responding to your request may exceed ten dollars, including the cost of copies at twenty cents per page, the office will notify you of the estimated cost and will request payment prior to proceeding further in accordance with 950 CMR 32.06(2). Finally, please note that this search does not cover records that may be in the custody of any other department or office subject to the Public Records Law, as a request to inspect or copy any such records must be made directly to that department or office.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Bridget Connelly
Assistant General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway St., Ste 600, Boston, MA 02114
Tel: 617-626-1311


From: Connelly, Bridget (DCR)

Dear Ms. Luangaphay:

After an initial search I have yet to identify responsive records to your request.

Is there a time you are available to speak about the request so that I can better understand the specific records you are seeking?

Thank you for your patience, I look forward to hearing from you.

Bridget Connelly

From: Connelly, Bridget (DCR)

Dear Ms. Luangaphay:

I am in the process of identifying records responsive to your May 5th request. It would be helpful to speak with you in regard to the request so that I can identify and compile responsive records more efficiently. Please contact me at your convenience.

I can be reached at 617.626.1311

Thank you.

Bridget Connelly

From: Vekonda Luangaphay

Hello Bridget,

Thank you for your prompt reply. I'm sorry for my slow response. I will give you a ring on Thursday at noon. Thank you for your help.



From: Connelly, Bridget (DCR)

Ms. Luangaphay,

As you recall, I have asked for a phone conversation with you in order to help me better identify the records you are seeking. It appears our scheduled 12p call Thursday, June 16 did not work for your schedule. I do not have a phone contact for you. Can we set up a rescheduled time to discuss the request via phone?

Thank you.