Utility Line Protection Program Now Available to City of Aberdeen Residents
Posted on: May 15, 2012

The City of Aberdeen is introducing a new, optional program available to City of Aberdeen homeowners, provided through the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program administered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA). The Service Line Warranty program provides low cost, worry-free warranty protection for residential water lines.

“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,” said Lynn Lander, City Manager. The Service Line Warranty program offers citizens an affordable way to avoid the unexpected and often large expense involved with a water line break. 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. In addition, this program offers a 24-hour repair hotline and the use of local, certified technicians.

City of Aberdeen residents will see offers in their mail boxes soon. 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.

For questions regarding this new service line warranty program, please contact Robin Bobzien, Public Works Director, at 605-626-7017.

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