TU Water RFP Expert

TU Water Expert Opines on TM Part II

Cohasset has seen a lot of drama over the past 20 years or so, where its water system is concerned, culminating in a management contract/concession RFP that came nerve-wrackingly close to the edge, where the risks of unknown costs and came into play. However, come second session of Town Meeting on Monday night, the clamor…

TU Water Expert Says Vote No On Article 32

We tuned into the May 17 Cohasset Board of Selectmen meeting to hear what would be said concerning the Town’s water services RFP and the proposals received in response. A few of Water Chairman DiCaprio’s statements regarding the proposals and the existing management contract with American Water were revealing:

TU Water Expert says water client “strip searched”

This morning, a municipal water client finished (and passed) the bond rating agency equivalent of a TSA strip search. Our client was a bit surprised at the heightened  scrutiny and widened scope of this year’s version of a process that used to be the equivalent of renewing a motor vehicle registration, but understood and cooperated…

private contract status of concession contract(s

Cohasset’s May 12th, Annual Town Meeting will be asked to vote on a water concession contract. We asked our Water RFP Expert to discussion the legal ramifications of the same. Tinytown Unleashed: Here’s a question for you, Water Expert. Legally, what rights does a concessionaire have that the town doesn’t’ know about. The RFP looks…

TU Water RFP Expert comments

by the TU Water RFP Expert (Click here to read the 10-Year Cohasset WaterRFP) Last night sounded like a clear signal that the water commission is feeling the heat and light of public scrutiny. I wonder, did Aquarion back off – too many bright lights and too much controversy for the  Cohasset deal to be…

TU Water RFP Expert: a water privatization fiasco

This comes from a mid – 2000s tanPublic Citizen document. I know a little of the inside ball on Atlanta, as I have worked for years with a consulting engineer down south who was fired for saying critical things about the United Water proposal and pointing out that rates for water would have to go…

TU Water RFP Expert 3.10.2012

The TU Water Expert answers some questions from readers who e-mailed us over the weekend. Also, we have put the Water RFP on our site so you can read it for yourselves. Some of the terms used in 2.3 on pp. 40-41 could be confusing to a reader who does not deal with water treatment…

Cohasset Water RFP further scrutinized 3.09.2012

Note from Site Publisher: Cohasset Water commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Cohasset Water RFP on Monday, March 26 at 7PM at the high school. Thus far, only Cohasset’s Old Goats have heard the Cohasset Water RFP presentation and it is rumored that most of them didn’t care for it.  Tinytown Unleashed’s Water…

TU* takes a look at the Cohasset Water RFP 3.09.2012

*Tinytown Unleashed Tinytown Unleashed’s RFP expert has issued his first report on Cohasset Water’s RFP…with more to come. Our expert says:  I’m just getting into it now, but here are a couple of questions that pop up right away. Funny-looking dates: 1. The description of the Town’s water system includes Neptune water meters with touch-pad…