Private Service Line Insurance Programs

Recently, many residents have received a direct mail solicitation message from a company called HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp.  This company is selling an insurance product aimed at protecting a homeowner from the costs of repairing or replacing the water service line on their property.  The company is correct when it mentions in their literature that a water service line on the homeowner’s property is the responsibility of the homeowner to repair or replace in the event something happens to it.  The service line within the street right of way is the responsibility of the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Wells Water District (District) to maintain – (the service shut-off valve located near the edge of the road is typically the point that marks this transition of responsibility).