|[June 26, 2014]
American Water Resources Offers Service Line Protection to Homeowners in Vermont
VOORHEES, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and
wastewater utility company, announced today that its American
Water Resources subsidiary is offering Water Line and Sewer Line
Protection Programs to homeowners in Vermont. The protection programs
provide homeowners with peace of mind from the unexpected repair costs
associated with leaks and breaks in water lines, as well as clogs or
blockages in sewer lines running through their property.
"Until a homeowner experiences a service line problem, many are unaware
that they are responsible for the maintenance of the water and sewer
lines that service their home. Since repairs to these pipes are not
covered by most homeowners' insurance policies, the job of finding,
hiring, and paying someone to fix a service line problem falls solely on
the homeowner. As of 2010, 45 percent of all pipes are in poor shape
according to the National Association of Water Companies and the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce. Similarly, homeowners' pipes can experience leaks
and breaks or clogs and blockages due to age, tree roots and shifting
soil resulting from weather and climate changes. So we are pleased to be
working in Vermont to educate homeowners about service line
responsibility and to offer programs that help protect them from the
potentially high cost of these repairs," said Malcolm Conner, President
of American Water Resources.
American Water Resources ofVermont is now offering homeowners the
Line Protection Program enrollment is $5.49 per month and covers
up to $5,000 in service line repairs and up to an additional $5,000
for street repairs, where necessary.
Line Protection Program enrollment is $9 per month and covers up
to $4,000 for sewer line repairs plus up to $4,000 for street repairs,
Combined enrollment in both programs is available for $12.49 per month
and includes the same coverage as the individual programs.
Homeowners in Vermont will receive information about protection programs
from American Water Resources in the mail starting in June. Residents
may enroll in these optional protection programs or obtain additional
information, either online at AWRofVT.com
or by calling 877-513-8520 for 24/7 customer service.
American Water Resources
American Water Resources, LLC (AWR) is a provider of Water Line
Protection, Sewer Line Protection and In-Home Plumbing Emergency
Programs to homeowners in 42 states and Washington, D.C., and currently
services over one million contracts. AWR has been providing protection
programs for more than 13 years, earning both a 93% Customer Service
Quality Rating nationwide and an A+ Rating from the Better Business
Bureau. AWR also provides its Service Line Protection Programs to
homeowners through municipal partnerships with the New York City Water
Board, Nashville Metro Water Services and others. AWR is a subsidiary of
American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater
utility company in operation since 1886. For more information, visit the
American Water Resources website at www.AWRUSA.com.
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