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 Arkansas. 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. According to the National Association of Water Companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 45 percent of all pipes are in poor shape. 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 Arkansas 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 of Arkansas is now offering homeowners the following programs:
- The Water 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.
- The Sewer 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, where necessary.
- Combined enrollment in both programs is available for $12.49 per month and includes the same coverage as the individual programs.
Homeowners in Arkansas will receive information about protection programs from American Water Resources in the mail starting in April. Residents may enroll in these optional protection programs or obtain additional information, either online at AWRofAR.com or by calling 866-273-4080 for 24/7 customer service.
As part of its expansion, the company is currently reviewing and selecting additional local, qualified plumbing contractors. For information about becoming a member of American Water Resources contractor network, visit the contractor section of the company’s website at AWRUSA.com.
American Water Resources
American Water Resources (AWR) is a provider of Water Line Protection, Sewer Line Protection and In-Home Plumbing Emergency Programs to homeowners in 39 states and Washington, DC, 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.
About American Water
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 approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.