It is easy to ignore a problem that is literally buried underground, but the ramifications of our lack of investment have become more than theoretical. Even when these aged water and sewer mains are replaced, the lines that connect a private home to the public mains will continue to age, representing an increased risk to the homeowner.
Every year, the number of burst pipes in the front yard of American homeowners will likely climb higher as existing pipes age - and often it is those who are least able to afford it, who will struggle to pay the price. Service repair plan providers give homeowners a way to protect themselves.
Most importantly, American homeowners and their families need to know that water infrastructure is a crucial part of their daily lives and a significant threat to their individual safety and finances. The increasing risks of burst water and waste pipes on a homeowners property are very real and can be managed while our country focuses our infrastructure for the future.
To address this growing problem and to provide homeowners with a means to protect themselves, local utilities and municipalities have launched programs offering their customers coverage for water line and sewer line emergencies through partnerships with repair service plan providers. Over a thousand cities, towns, and communities across North America now have access to these programs as a growing number of utilities are looking to get on board. 28 Homewners looking for protection can contact their local utility or municipality or visit HomeServe to find available coverage plans.
Most importantly, American homeowners and their families – the backbone of America – need to know that water infrastructure is a crucial part of their daily lives and also a significant threat to their safety and finances. For most people, infrastructure is an abstraction and the extent to which water pipes enter into daily lives stops at the toothbrush, glass, and shower. The very real and increasing risks of burst water and waste pipes on their property can be mitigated while our country focuses on revitalizing our infrastructure for the future.