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NSWCA Examines Emergency Water Repair Services Available for Consumers

The Nassau Suffolk Water Commisioners Association recently raised awareness regarding water emergencies and emergency water repair services that are available for consumers.

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Hicksville, NY - April 24th, 2013 -  A recent meeting sponsored by Bethpage Water District, Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association (NSWCA), which consists of 21 Nassau and Suffolk water districts, invited Peter Buttrick of the private sector consumer insurance service HomeServe to discuss water service emergencies and the emergency repair services that the company offers for consumers.

"Most people are unaware that they are personally responsible for the water and sewer lines that run from their homes to the street," explained Mr. Buttrick. "The U.S. Census reports some one million homeowners will experience a water service emergency each year. Damage to exterior waterlines and connections are not typically covered by homeowner’s insurance, and these repairs can run upwards of $2,000."

HomeServe has partnered with a number of utilities, including some of the NSWCA’s commissioner‐run water districts, to offer consumers a low‐cost insurance service that protects homeowners from potential problems that could arise from aging infrastructure on their property. For $4.99 per month, homeowners can have access to 24/7 emergency home utility repair services. HomeServe provides customers with a 24‐hour emergency number in the event of an emergency, in which a local, licensed contractor can be dispatched to make repairs covered under its service plan.

Although NSWCA cannot and does not endorse any private sector business, the association recognizes that programs such as HomeServe may provide a valuable service to homeowners. Building awareness regarding these resources and communicating their existence to the public is among the proactive ways in which independent, commissioner run water districts continue to serve their respective communities. The NSWCA is comprised of Water Commissioners from 21 Nassau County and Suffolk County Water Districts. NSWCA is dedicated to communication, efficiency and best practices among Long Island’s water districts. As part of its mission, the association holds monthly educational meetings sponsoring experts on topics that include law, cost efficiencies, rules and regulations and issues germane to water utilities.

For further information, please contact the Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners Association President Gary Brosnan via email,

For information regarding your district’s Water Commissioners, please contact Jamie Stanco, Progressive Marketing Group, Inc. at 631-756-7160 or via email,