DumpPMUA site mentioned in Courier News on March 1, 2009.


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An article published on the front page of the Sunday edition of the Courier News has brought attention to our efforts to hold the PMUA accountable to the community it serves. The purpose of this website is not to get into a back and forth with officials of PMUA. Our purpose is to use existing rules and regulations or to help create appropriate rules and regulations to ensure that the PMUA has some boundaries. Those boundaries are imperative since the PMUA has the authority to place a lien on your home for nonpayment. Our goal is not to hurt the hard workers of the PMUA who are serving the community. Many of them know first hand that some of their fellow employees and superiors need to be held accountable.


It is quite interesting to note that when asked to comment on the movement by residents, PMUA official, David Ervin, who earns a salary of $111,268 (as listed on data universe) commented that losing a few customers will not affect the PMUA at all. This effort to imply that we the residents of Plainfield cannot touch the PMUA is the overall tone of PMUA officials and many employees. A better approach may have been extending an olive branch to the community rather than trying to divide it with further comments by another PMUA official, Erin Donnelly, implying that only certain neighborhoods or sections of Plainfield are involved in this movement. Those of us who are opposing these rate hikes and other unfair practices of the PMUA are not necessarily doing so because we cannot afford the hikes but because we have allowed too few to run this city for far too long and it is time to take the city back.


Mr. Ervin, if you are not concerned with residents opting out of PMUA service, would you please put your money where your mouth is and make the process easier for residents by first making the application available online and secondly by training your office staff of the proper way to treat residents who opt out?


It is more important than ever to use the momentum we have to talk to our neighbors. We need to work block by block to inform all residents beginning in our own neighborhoods and then expanding beyond our neighborhoods. Check back regularly for activities and ways for you to get involved.


Contact us for information on how to get things started in your neighborhood. Change may come slowly, but the more of us that get involved the faster it will come.


We encourage you to read the article and make comments on the Courier News website.