6,000 property owners enrolled in new sewer line warranty program

MILWAUKEE -- City of Milwaukee officials say 6,000 property owners have already enrolled in a new optional sewer line warranty program during the initial sign-up period.

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.

Alderman Davis, who sponsored the legislation bringing the program to Milwaukee, has said many property owners are not fully aware that they are responsible for the sewer lines that go from their home to the point of connection with the city-owned main sewer. He said citizens who are interested in the program should inquire as to “whether it suits their particular needs.”

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 1-866-922-9006 and speak with an SLWA representative.

Related stories: