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Newark, N.J., has partnered with Service Line Warranties of America to offer the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program to homeowners.

According to a press release, “The NLC Service Line Warranty Program offers voluntary warranty protection at an affordable price for external water or sewer lines and in-home plumbing in the event of a failure in more than 240 cities and towns across North America. The program helps residents with a full-service warranty program that will handle all the necessary repairs for a low monthly fee.”

“In this struggling economy, many homeowners are burdened when they need to pay to install or repair water and sewer lines, particularly in the wake of major storms like Hurricane Sandy,” Mayor Ras Baraka stated in the press release. “This partnership will reduce this burden on property owners, enable them to make installations and repairs and at no cost to the city.”

“The NLC Service Line Warranty Program offers protection against normal wear and tear, which is not covered under most traditional homeowners policies,” stated the press release. “If lines break or leak, SLWA will repair the line using local, licensed contractors who are familiar with local code and can ensure a timely response. The program provides up to $4,000 in coverage.

“In addition to the benefits for homeowners, Newark has elected to receive a royalty from SLWA, which will provide revenue. The program is offered at no cost to the city and no public funds are used to promote or administer the program.”

Homeowners can contact Service Line Warranties of America at 866-922-9006 or 1-855-909-6386. You can also visit