Residents of a Pennsylvania town will soon have insurance coverage for sewer line damage. In most places, if there is sewer line damage, it is up to homeowners to foot the bill. Residents in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, however, are going to have the option to be part of an affordable program that offers warranty protection in case a sewer line break should occur.
According to The Shippensburg News-Chronicle, the program, which costs $5.95 per month, will cover up to $4,000 in damage repair as well as $4,000 in case the roads above the sewer pipes need to be cut.
"Many citizens are unaware that they are responsible for the sewer lines that go from their houses to the point of utility maintenance,” Shippensburg Borough Manager Earl Parshall told the news source. “If these lines break or leak, repairs can be very expensive.”
Shippensburg isn't the only town giving assistance for sewer problems to community members. The city council of Kirkwood, Missouri, extended sewer line break coverage through one of the city's programs to pay for 75 percent of damages. According to the Kirkwood-Webster Times, the coverage was extended from 60 to 75 percent after the city council approved it 7-0 during a meeting. The program has helped residents pay for damages caused by sewer leaks since it started in June 1999.