American Water Expands Water & Sewer Line Protection Programs in Four States
Programs to be offered in communities in Georgia, Kansas, North
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded
U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today the expansion
of its Water and Sewer Line Protection Programs to homeowners in
Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina and Texas communities.
Offered through American
Water Resources, Inc. and American Water Resources of Texas,
subsidiaries of American Water, the Water Line Protection and Sewer Line
Protection Programs provide homeowners with comprehensive protection for
water line and sewer line repairs that are not covered by homeowners'
insurance or their water or sewer service provider.
"Many homeowners are unaware of their potential liabilities relating to
repairs of the water and sewer lines they own on their property," said
Sharon Cameron, president of American Water Resources. "We are pleased
to offer these programs in additional communities to help protect
homeowners from the high cost of those repairs. Additionally, homeowners
don't have to go through the hassle of finding a qualified, trustworthy
contractor. American Water Resources uses local, pre-qualified
contractors for all claims."
The Water and Sewer Line Protection Programs provide homeowners with
coverage for water and sewer line emergencies, including the dispatching
of a qualified local contractor for repairs, basic site restoration and
24-7 customer service. Water Line Protection starts at $5 per month and
covers up to $5,000 in repairs. Sewer Line Protection starts at $9 per
month and covers up to $8,000 in repairs.
Residents in the communities where this service will be offered will
receive information via mail. Additional information on the programs in
Georgia, Kansas and North Carolina is available online at www.AWRUSA.com.
Additional information on the programs in Texas is available online at www.AWRofTX.com.
Cameron added, "Through American Water Resources, Inc., American Water
has been providing residential protection programs for over a decade to
hundreds of thousands of homeowners, and has an A-plus rating from the
Better Business Bureau. So homeowners can rest easy, knowing they are
contracting with an experienced, reputable company that is also part of
125-year-old water services utility. "
American Water provides a broad spectrum of protection programs to
residential water customers in 21 states, which covers leaks and breaks
in water lines, as well as clogs or blockages in sewage lines running
from the home to the street. The In-Home Plumbing Emergency Program
covers sudden in-home related emergencies such as a clogged sink, an
overflowing toilet, a leaking hot water heater valve or a leaking
washing machine valve.
American Water Resources and American Water Resources of Texas can
extend their service line protection programs to municipalities through
municipal partnerships in the LineSaver® program. LineSaver is a
solution for service line repairs that are neither the responsibility of
a municipality's water department, nor covered by homeowners' insurance.
At no cost to the municipality, the experts at American Water Resources
will fully manage LineSaver, and will take care of all requirements for
developing and implementing the program — from establishing a local
contractor network and providing customer service, to educating the
community about service line ownership and responsibility. LineSaver
enables municipalities to participate in making a valuable service
available in their communities without investment or staffing increases.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S.
water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees,
N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who
provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to
approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of
Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.
American Water Works Company, Inc.
Denise Venuti Free
Source: American Water Works Company, Inc.
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