More than 10,000 property owners in the City of Milwaukee have enrolled in the new, optional warranty protection program for sewer lines provided through the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line Warranty Program, Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. said today.
“Passing the 10,000 participant mark is certainly a major milestone for us, but it was not entirely unexpected as we were confident that our residents would embrace the benefits of this program,” said Alderman Davis, who last year sponsored successful Common Council legislation bringing the program to Milwaukee.
Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) is offering the program as an affordable way to prevent the unexpected and large expenses associated with a sewer line break. Letters about the program were first sent to city property owners in late March and early April, and the new enrollment information was provided to the city today by Brad Carmichael, vice president of business development for SLWA.
“Strength in participation brings benefits to our entire community. Our residents are able to avoid the high costs of unexpected repairs, our economy benefits since local contractors perform the repair work, and our city benefits from the new source of revenue,” said Alderman Davis.
The cost for citizens who choose to purchase the warranty protection can either be $9.50 per month or for a full year at $100 ($8.33 per month), and will cover sewer line repairs up to $6,000 plus an additional allowance of $4,000 for public street cutting, if necessary. The program is being offered at no cost to the City of Milwaukee .
For more information about the program, please call 1-866-922-9006and speak with an SLWA representative.