OPH offers utility line warranty program

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — Oak Park Heights property owners can get voluntary warranty protection for water and sewer lines under a National League of Cities program, city officials announced Friday.

The NLC service line warranty program is offered by Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) through a partnership with the city, officials said.

The program offers property owners warranty protection for water and sewer line failures from normal wear not covered by most traditional homeowners’ insurance policies, according to city officials. Cost for the service is about $14 a month and the program provides up to $4,000 in coverage for each utility line and an additional allowance for street and sidewalk cutting.

“If utility service lines break, leak or clog, SLWA will repair the line using local, licensed contractors who are familiar with local code and can ensure a timely response,” said City Administrator Eric Johnson.

The SLWA program has no annual or lifetime limits, service fees or deductible.
Johnson stressed that the SLWA warranty program is a voluntary agreement between property owners and the SLWA and no public funds are used to promote or administer the program.

For questions about the service, or to enroll, contact Service Line Warranties of America at 866-922-9006 or visit www.SLWofA.com. The SLWA will also send out communications to all Oak Park Heights property owners about the program, including costs and time lines. Information about sewer and water coverage will be sent separately from SLWA.