Cities in and around Atlanta are getting with the program. The sewer and water line warranty program. Fulton County is now offering homeowners various options for coverage to sewer lines that can potentially leak and become problematic. It is almost always unexpected and never timely when the sewer backs up or the water line bursts. And much of the time the homeowner is responsible; making it a costly mishap when paying out of pocket. The average water leak in Fulton County costs approximately $1,500 to repair. A sewer line leak averages around $3,500. In a recent study, it was estimated that 70 percent of all calls to the county about sewer and water-related issues have been determined to be the homeowner’s responsibility. The new warranty protection policy allows the homeowner to purchase an affordable plan in the event the sewer line fails or a water line erupts.
The metro area has three kinds of water and sewer lines. There are newer PVC pipelines and cast iron pipes which were installed in the 60s and 70s. However, in the 40s and 50s, ceramic tile pipe was used which is known to be flimsy. The type of pipe you have will help you make a decision on whether to spend the money on a warranty. Atlanta is currently spending $66 million to fix and replace aging pipelines, buy homes in flood plains and clear storm drains.
Interesting fact: Fulton County stretches 70 miles from north to south and encompasses the city of Atlanta and the state capitol building. It is the most heavily populated county in the state.
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