Service Line Warranties of America will send mail outs to Texarkana, Texas residential customers in March to offer protection for homeowners for their Water Service Line.

According to a release from the city of Texarkana, Texas, the coverage is voluntary and available at monthly or annual prices. Founded in 2003, SLWA has partnered with over 400 leading cities and municipalities in the U.S. to provide repair service plans that offer peace of mind and convenience.

The city agreed to allow SLWA to offer the product in the city limits of Texarkana, Texas, but is not sponsoring or administering the program in any way. The program is also not a product of Texarkana Water Utilities.

The SLWA Service Line Warranty Program protects against damage to pipes on homeowners’ property, which many homeowners do not realize is their responsibility. Repairs to these pipes are not covered by basic homeowners insurance or by the City of Texarkana.

According to the news release, if a customer’s line needs repair, a simple call to the SLWA 24-hour hotline will dispatch a local, licensed contractor familiar with local code. There are no service fees or deductibles. Many factors contribute to the life expectancy of a service line including the age, type of piping material, soil conditions and installation quality – all factors which are covered through the SLWA protection program.

This program is voluntary for residents and provided at no cost to the city. No public funds are used to promote or administer the program; however, the City does stand to receive a small amount of royalties from any customers who sign up for the program. The City plans to use those funds to cover the costs of the CodeRED emergency alert system, or similar community-related project.