Flush against the Ohio River and Ohio’s southern border, Lawrence County is home to roughly 25,000 households, and more than half of those depend upon Hecla Water Association for their water service. General Manager Tony Howard and his staff pride themselves on a...
In October, the City of Baltimore announced a pilot program to install backflow preventers in qualifying homeowners’ sewer laterals as part of an effort to reduce sewage backflow into residents’ homes. Some of the older homes in certain sections of the city are prone...
In 2013, Louisville Water Company founded the Louisville Water Foundation to consolidate ongoing charitable and philanthropic efforts under one banner to pursue their mission of ensuring that everyone has access to safe, clean drinking water and highlighting the value...
“I had a call … ” Those words can make you cringe, because rarely does a resident reach out to tell you what a great job you’re doing – it’s usually a problem or a complaint. Public service is a privilege, and it means your residents will turn to you when there’s an...
Economic shock, a large, unexpected expense such as a home system repair or sudden loss of income, is a hidden threat to your community. You may be surprised at how many of your neighbors are living paycheck to paycheck and how few have any savings set aside for an...
The Jackson Municipal Utility Authority has turned a program that educates residents about their service line responsibilities and provides repair assistance into a grant funding resource that benefits the entire community. Jackson MUA has partnered with HomeServe for...
“Many of our residents are income restricted and the cost to repair a service line could be devastating, and the City wanted the residents to have a low cost option for such repairs. The City’s decision was made through the experience of other communities with SLWA. All input was positive! As the City Clerk, I personally have heard from a handful of citizens that participate in the warranty program and have used the warranty for repairs. All have given positive feedback from their experience.”
— Michelle Duff
— City Clerk
— Thornton, IA
“This program has been available to Clarksburg’s residents for nearly two years, and it’s a real winner. Resident satisfaction is high and it’s a lot easier to tell citizens about this great new service rather than explain why they are on the hook for costly repairs.”
— James C. Hunt
— Former Councilmember
— Clarksburg, WV
The program payouts have been huge for our homeowners; over $230,000 in water and sewer line repairs alone in 24 months. It really illustrates the fact that the program is responsive.
The majority of the homes within our municipality are from the early 1900’s with the original service lines. The city heard the need of this insurance from residents. High quality of customer service, reasonable prices, and use of locally licensed plumbers. SLWA offers a good product and quality customer service to Berwyn’s residents.
Assistant City Administrator