Addresses with water-shut off

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Dear Berkeley MUA,

I am requesting a list of current addresses within the town/city that have had their water shut off within the past three months (September 1st - December 1st) of 2019.

My understanding is that the town/city is responsible for the turning on/off of the water supply to each address within it's legal boundaries. According to the NJ Utilities Code, the addresses of said properties are public information and can be provided upon notice via an Open Public Records Request (OPRA).

Please share the information in the following format:

Date, Mailing Address
i.e. (11/01/2019, 34 Main Street Rockaway NJ 07866)

Thank you for your efforts and time,

Emanuelle Sedita

Michele R Nugent, Berkeley MUA

Dear Mr. Sedita,

The Berkeley Township MUA does not maintain a list of addresses that have requested to have their water shut off.
Therefore, we are not able to provide you the information you have requested.

Feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Michele Nugent
Executive Director
Berkeley Township MUA
42 Station Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
732-237-0100
732-237-0638 (fax)

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Dear Michele R Nugent,

I find it hard to believe that an authority that maintains the water for a town would not maintain records of address with or without water service. Unless all properties in your jurisdiction maintain water service, I would like to clarify my record request:

Please provide the records from the water department for the time period mentioned in my original request:

1. "Applications for Water Meter and Misc. Water Charges billed to Addresses"
2. "Fee Schedule of Water Department"

Applications can include to turning off/on water or water billing charges related to the turning off/on of the water. Fee schedule is the charges to the customers from the water department maintains for it's jurisdiction.

Yours sincerely,

Emanuelle Sedita

Michele R Nugent, Berkeley MUA

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Dear Mr. Sedita,

Your original request was for a "a list of current addresses within the town/city that have had their water shut off within the past three months (September 1st - December 1st) of 2019."
My understanding of that request was you wanted a list of property owners who have requested to shut off their water service. One example for a homeowner to make this request would be for winter weatherization.
This Authority does shut off water service at the curb upon request of the homeowner, however, we do not maintain a list of those properties. Further, this Authority does not shut off water service to properties due to non-payment of the bill. Therefore, there is no list for that purpose either.

Your current request is to provide you records from 9/1/19-12/1/19 for
1. "Applications for Water Meter and Misc. Water Charges billed to Addresses"
2. "Fee Schedule of Water Department"

Item #2: Fee Schedule of Water Department is published on our web site. Please follow this link: http://www.berkeleymua.org/financial/Rat...

I do not understand your request and require additional information for Items #1:
Are you requesting a copy of the original water application for every water account we have added to the water system during the period of September 1, 2019-December 1, 2019? Attached is an example.
Or Are you requesting an address list for every water account added to the water system during the period of September 1, 2019-December 1, 2019?
Or Are you requesting the miscellaneous billing information for only the new accounts or do you want the billing information for every water account during that period?

Please do not interpret my request for additional instruction to reflect anything other than my desire to provide you the information you require.

Michele Nugent
Executive Director
Berkeley Township MUA
42 Station Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
732-237-0100
732-237-0638 (fax)

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