Gary Sanitation District Selects HomeServe USA to Offer Customers Optional Sewer Line Coverage Plans

GARY, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HomeServeUSA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home emergency repairsolutions, today announced the launch of its partnership with the GarySanitation District (GSD) to offer optional service plans for exteriorsewer lines to customers served by GSD. The plans offered throughHomeServe, available to 24,000 households in Gary, will providehomeowners with coverage that protects them from the costs andinconveniences associated with emergency repairs to the exterior sewerlateral connecting their home to the GSD main, due to blockages, treeroot intrusions, pipe breaks or other common occurrences.

“Many homeowners in our community are unaware that sewer repairs are theresponsibility of the property owner. Naturally, many become frustratedwhen a blocked or damaged sewer service line is discovered at theirproperty,” said GSD Special Administrator, Gary Mayor KarenFreeman-Wilson. “By partnering with HomeServe to offer options to coversewer line repairs, we hope to ease the burden associated with such anevent and provide educational information that may help avoid an issuein the future.”

A Homeowner’s Line of Defense

In Gary, the sewer lines from the GSD sewer main to the home are theresponsibility of the homeowner. Unaware that repairs to these areas arenot covered by the City, homeowners can find themselves having to dealwith the inconvenience of navigating emergency repairs on their own.Furthermore, they can be blindsided by the costs associated with suchrepairs. HomeServe’s coverage plans serve as a line of defense, ensuringthat in the event of a home repair emergency, the burden on homeownersto bear the expense and difficulty is minimized or eliminated. Therepair process, handled through HomeServe, is timely, seamless andhigh-quality.

“We’re very pleased to partner with the Gary Sanitation District toextend this peace of mind option to its customers,” said Tom Rusin, CEOof HomeServe USA. “Our Sewer Line coverage, along with the otherHomeServe plans that will be available, are designed so that homeownerscan cost-effectively minimize the inconvenience created by repairemergencies while protecting themselves from the associated costs.”

Accessible, Reliable, 24/7

HomeServe plan holders have access to a Repair Hotline that isaccessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, as well as local, licensed,and insured contractors to provide high-quality home repair services ina timely manner. The Exterior Sewer/Septic Line Coverage is availablefor a $5.75 monthly fee during the first 12 months of coverage andresidents that enroll in the option plan will receive up to $15,000 ofannual protection. Convenient payment options are available directlythrough HomeServe.

Gary homeowners will receive additional details about the optionalservice plans in the mail. Homeowners can also visit call 1-888-212-0294 for more information.

About HomeServe

HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe) is a leading provider of home repairsolutions serving over 2.8 million customers across the US and Canadaunder the HomeServe, Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) andService Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) names. Since 2003, HomeServehas been protecting homeowners against the expense and inconvenience ofwater, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home repair emergencies byproviding affordable repair coverage and quality local service. As an A+rated Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, HomeServe is dedicatedto being a customer-focused company supplying best-in-class repair plansand other services to consumers directly and through over 400 leadingmunicipal, utility and association partners. For more information aboutHomeServe, a 2016 Connecticut Top Workplace winner and recipient ofseven 2016 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, please go to information on SLWA visit www.slwofa.comand for SLWC visit connect with HomeServe on Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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