Water Main Rehabilitation Program

Julia Rock filed this request with the Providence Water of Providence, RI.
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From: Julia Rock


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining procedures for water main replacement under the Providence Water “Water Main Rehabilitation Program” including, but not limited to:
- The procedure used to determine the order in which public side water mains will be replaced under the program. Please include any criteria or evaluative materials used to prioritize the order of replacement
- The schedule for water main replacement for the next 5 years. If no such record is available, please provide materials detailing existing schedule or anticipated replacements.
- The procedure and guiding materials for testing water lead levels after water main replacement.
- The procedure, guiding materials, and any other evaluative materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program.

If further clarification is needed for this request, please feel free to contact the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Julia Rock

From: Providence Water

I will be out of the office beginning 6/27/19 and returning to work on 7/8/19. In my absence, please contact Peter Pallozzi at peterp@provwater.com or 521-6300 ext. 7105 - thank you.

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 07/02/19 05:02 >>>

Providence Water
APRA Office
552 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

July 2, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 18, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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DEPT MR 75483
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

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On June 18, 2019:
Subject: Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act Request: Water Main Rehabilitation Program

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining procedures for water main replacement under the Providence Water “Water Main Rehabilitation Program” including, but not limited to:
- The procedure used to determine the order in which public side water mains will be replaced under the program. Please include any criteria or evaluative materials used to prioritize the order of replacement
- The schedule for water main replacement for the next 5 years. If no such record is available, please provide materials detailing existing schedule or anticipated replacements.
- The procedure and guiding materials for testing water lead levels after water main replacement.
- The procedure, guiding materials, and any other evaluative materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program.

If further clarification is needed for this request, please feel free to contact the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Julia Rock

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For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 75483
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Providence Water

Dear Ms. Rock:

Please see below and attached information in response to your request for Providence Water information and records. Please contact me if you have any questions and please confirm receipt of this information - thank you, Carissa Richard

Records pertaining procedures for water main replacement under the Providence Water “Water Main Rehabilitation Program” including, but not limited to:

- The procedure used to determine the order in which public side water mains will be replaced under the program. Please include any criteria or evaluative materials used to prioritize the order of replacement

See attached summary of the guidelines used to select the water main replacements. The selection is primarily driven by water quality complaints, lead test results and the paving moratoriums in each city or town. Attached is a copy of the map used to select the most recent set of main replacement projects.

- The schedule for water main replacement for the next 5 years. If no such record is available, please provide materials detailing existing schedule or anticipated replacements.

See attached table for a list of streets to by rehabilitated in 2019 and 2020. No further schedule is available at this time.

- The procedure and guiding materials for testing water lead levels after water main replacement.

Lead Levels are not tested after a water main replacement. Lead levels are only tested after the services themselves are replaced.

- The procedure, guiding materials, and any other evaluative materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program.

There are no materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program. All water main replacement projects have full time inspection to ensure that the work is done correctly and to specification. In the distribution system there are over 500 miles of water main that are in need of rehabilitation and the program will continue until all of the water main has been rehabilitated.


Carissa Richard
Sr. Manager - Governmental Relations
General Manager's Office

(401) 521-6300 Ext. 7197
carissar@provwater.com

Providence Water
125 Dupont Drive
Providence, RI 02907

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 6/18/2019 1:04 PM >>>

Providence Water
APRA Office
552 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

June 18, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining procedures for water main replacement under the Providence Water “Water Main Rehabilitation Program” including, but not limited to:
- The procedure used to determine the order in which public side water mains will be replaced under the program. Please include any criteria or evaluative materials used to prioritize the order of replacement
- The schedule for water main replacement for the next 5 years. If no such record is available, please provide materials detailing existing schedule or anticipated replacements.
- The procedure and guiding materials for testing water lead levels after water main replacement.
- The procedure, guiding materials, and any other evaluative materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program.

If further clarification is needed for this request, please feel free to contact the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Julia Rock

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E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AABeXM9C9BLS-QdgF1wbXtL7dig%3A1hdHWn%3AVvtqmN68alyapYtiLtSw8RWvY58&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fprovidence-water-9923%252Fwater-main-rehabilitation-program-75483%252F%253Femail%253Dcrichard%252540provwater.com
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 75483
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Julia Rock

Hello Carissa:

Thank you so much for sending. Just to clarify, no steps are taken to ensure replacement was effective or reduced levels of lead in the water?

From: Providence Water

Dear Ms. Rock:

That is correct.

Regards,

Carissa Richard


Carissa Richard
Sr. Manager - Governmental Relations
General Manager's Office

(401) 521-6300 Ext. 7197
carissar@provwater.com

Providence Water
125 Dupont Drive
Providence, RI 02907

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 7/11/2019 4:33 PM >>>

Providence Water
APRA Office
552 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

July 11, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello Carissa:

Thank you so much for sending. Just to clarify, no steps are taken to ensure replacement was effective or reduced levels of lead in the water?

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Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 75483
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On July 11, 2019:
Subject: Re: Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act Request: Water Main Rehabilitation Program
Dear Ms. Rock:

Please see below and attached information in response to your request for Providence Water information and records. Please contact me if you have any questions and please confirm receipt of this information - thank you, Carissa Richard

Records pertaining procedures for water main replacement under the Providence Water “Water Main Rehabilitation Program” including, but not limited to:

- The procedure used to determine the order in which public side water mains will be replaced under the program. Please include any criteria or evaluative materials used to prioritize the order of replacement

See attached summary of the guidelines used to select the water main replacements. The selection is primarily driven by water quality complaints, lead test results and the paving moratoriums in each city or town. Attached is a copy of the map used to select the most recent set of main replacement projects.

- The schedule for water main replacement for the next 5 years. If no such record is available, please provide materials detailing existing schedule or anticipated replacements.

See attached table for a list of streets to by rehabilitated in 2019 and 2020. No further schedule is available at this time.

- The procedure and guiding materials for testing water lead levels after water main replacement.

Lead Levels are not tested after a water main replacement. Lead levels are only tested after the services themselves are replaced.

- The procedure, guiding materials, and any other evaluative materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program.

There are no materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program. All water main replacement projects have full time inspection to ensure that the work is done correctly and to specification. In the distribution system there are over 500 miles of water main that are in need of rehabilitation and the program will continue until all of the water main has been rehabilitated.

Carissa Richard
Sr. Manager - Governmental Relations
General Manager's Office

(401) 521-6300 Ext. 7197
carissar@provwater.com

Providence Water
125 Dupont Drive
Providence, RI 02907

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 6/18/2019 1:04 PM >>>

Providence Water
APRA Office
552 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

June 18, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining procedures for water main replacement under the Providence Water “Water Main Rehabilitation Program” including, but not limited to:
- The procedure used to determine the order in which public side water mains will be replaced under the program. Please include any criteria or evaluative materials used to prioritize the order of replacement
- The schedule for water main replacement for the next 5 years. If no such record is available, please provide materials detailing existing schedule or anticipated replacements.
- The procedure and guiding materials for testing water lead levels after water main replacement.
- The procedure, guiding materials, and any other evaluative materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program.

If further clarification is needed for this request, please feel free to contact the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Julia Rock

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Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?url_auth_token=AABeXM9C9BLS-QdgF1wbXtL7dig%3A1hdHWn%3AVvtqmN68alyapYtiLtSw8RWvY58&next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fprovidence-water-9923%252Fwater-main-rehabilitation-program-75483%252F%253Femail%253Dcrichard%252540provwater.com
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 75483
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On July 2, 2019:
Subject: RE: Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act Request: Water Main Rehabilitation Program (Out of the Office)
I will be out of the office beginning 6/27/19 and returning to work on 7/8/19. In my absence, please contact Peter Pallozzi at peterp@provwater.com or 521-6300 ext. 7105 - thank you.

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 07/02/19 05:02 >>>

Providence Water
APRA Office
552 Academy Avenue
Providence, RI 02908

July 2, 2019

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 18, 2019. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fprovidence-water-9923%252Fwater-main-rehabilitation-program-75483%252F%253Femail%253Dcrichard%252540provwater.com&url_auth_token=AABeXM9C9BLS-QdgF1wbXtL7dig%3A1hiEg0%3A71OI5T5i1-WKSVmkHhs0s3faAUM
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 75483
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

---

On June 18, 2019:
Subject: Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act Request: Water Main Rehabilitation Program

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining procedures for water main replacement under the Providence Water “Water Main Rehabilitation Program” including, but not limited to:
- The procedure used to determine the order in which public side water mains will be replaced under the program. Please include any criteria or evaluative materials used to prioritize the order of replacement
- The schedule for water main replacement for the next 5 years. If no such record is available, please provide materials detailing existing schedule or anticipated replacements.
- The procedure and guiding materials for testing water lead levels after water main replacement.
- The procedure, guiding materials, and any other evaluative materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program.

If further clarification is needed for this request, please feel free to contact the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Julia Rock

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fprovidence-water-9923%252Fwater-main-rehabilitation-program-75483%252F%253Femail%253Dcrichard%252540provwater.com&url_auth_token=AABeXM9C9BLS-QdgF1wbXtL7dig%3A1hiEg0%3A71OI5T5i1-WKSVmkHhs0s3faAUM
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 75483
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

---

On June 18, 2019:
Subject: Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act Request: Water Main Rehabilitation Program

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Records pertaining procedures for water main replacement under the Providence Water “Water Main Rehabilitation Program” including, but not limited to:
- The procedure used to determine the order in which public side water mains will be replaced under the program. Please include any criteria or evaluative materials used to prioritize the order of replacement
- The schedule for water main replacement for the next 5 years. If no such record is available, please provide materials detailing existing schedule or anticipated replacements.
- The procedure and guiding materials for testing water lead levels after water main replacement.
- The procedure, guiding materials, and any other evaluative materials used to measure the effectiveness of the program.

If further clarification is needed for this request, please feel free to contact the MuckRock office at 617-299-1832.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Julia Rock

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://accounts.muckrock.com/accounts/login/?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.muckrock.com%2Faccounts%2Flogin%2F%3Fnext%3D%252Faccounts%252Fagency_login%252Fprovidence-water-9923%252Fwater-main-rehabilitation-program-75483%252F%253Femail%253Dcrichard%252540provwater.com&url_auth_token=AABeXM9C9BLS-QdgF1wbXtL7dig%3A1hlfko%3A1tk80VlPRi3tBKBRuX3WB3Enho0
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 75483
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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