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I understand that by submitting this application, I am representing to the City of Melissa that I am the owner or lessee/tenant of the property and that I am authorized to request utility service at the property identified above. I agree to defend and indemnify the City of Melissa and its officials, employees, contractors and agents from and against any and all claims, causes of action, demands, complaints and/or assertions alleging that any information, statements or representations provided in connection with this application are false or incomplete in any way.
This notice is being provided to you to inform you of your right as a utility customer of the City of Melissa. Please be advised that your utility usage information is no longer subject to release under Chapter 552, Texas Government Code (the “Public Information Act”) unless you select the option below. Please reference the Texas Utilities Code linked above for more information regarding your rights as a utility customer.
Sec. 182.052. DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. (a) Except as provided by Section 182.054, a government-operated utility may not disclose personal information in a customer's account record, or any information relating to the volume or units of utility usage or the amounts billed to or collected from the individual for utility usage, unless the customer requests that the government-operated utility disclose the information.
(b) A customer may request disclosure of information described by Subsection (a) by delivering to the government-operated utility an appropriately marked form provided under Subsection (c)(2) or any other written request for disclosure.
(c) A government-operated utility shall include with a bill sent to each customer or shall post on the utility's Internet website:
(1) a notice of the customer's right to request disclosure under this section; and
(2) a form by which the customer may request disclosure by marking an appropriate box on the form and returning it to the government-operated utility, either by mail or electronically.
(d) A customer may rescind a request for disclosure under this section by providing the government-operated utility a written request to withhold the customer's personal information beginning on the date the utility receives the request.
The City of Melissa WILL NOT release your utility usage information UNLESS you specifically request disclosure above.
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