City offers warranty for water lines
Optional program no cost to city, no public funds used
Aberdeen American News
12:15 p.m. CDT, May 17, 2012
The city of Aberdeen is introducing an optional program to Aberdeen homeowners that helps pay for repairs to residential water lines. The program is provided through the National League of Cities, and is administered by Service Line Warranties of America. Aberdeen residents will see offers in their mail boxes soon.
“The Service Line Warranty program provides low cost, worry-free warranty protection for residential water lines,” according to a news release from the city.
“Many citizens are unaware that they are responsible for the water lines that go from the point of utility maintenance to their houses. If these lines break or leak, repairs can be very expensive,” city manager Lynn Lander said in the news release. When a line breaks, the cost to repair it can often cause hardship on a family’s budget. This new program will offer warranty protection to help cover the costs of a break, according to the release. In addition, the program offers a 24-hour repair hotline and the use of local, certified technicians.
The cost for citizens who choose to purchase the warranty protection is $6.75 per month, and will cover water line repairs up to $4,000, plus an additional $500 for public sidewalk cutting, if needed. The program is offered at no cost to the city of Aberdeen, and no public funds are used to promote the program.