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October 18, 2017

Rutledge to offer ServLine protection to small commercial customers


Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor
RUTLEDGE – Small commercial water customers served by Rutledge Waterworks will have the opportunity to acquire insurance against the cost of water loss through ServLine, a program already in place for residential customers.

The Rutledge Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to approve the service for the town’s commercial water customers during its meeting, Thursday, Aug. 10.

During discussion regarding sewer adjustments requested by customers who had experienced water loss, City Recorder Stacy Harbin said, “ServLine’s just been a Godsend for our customers.”

Commercial customers will have to meet certain requirements to qualify for the service.

To qualify as a small commercial customer, meters are required to be 2 inches or smaller, and nonresidential. They must not include master-metered, multi-unit housing. They may include agricultural business if ServLine approves. Industrial or manufacturing services are not eligible.

Prices for coverage for small commercial Water Leak Protection for single-occupancy commercial accounts are:

$3.60 with a $500 protection limit;

$4.30 with a $1,000 protection limit; and

$5 with a $2,500 protection limit.

Prices for coverage for small commercial Water Leak Protection for multiple-occupancy commercial accounts are:

$7.20 with a $500 protection limit;

$8.60 with a $1,000 protection limit; and

$10 with a $2,500 protection limit.

The price for small commercial Water Line Protection for single-occupancy commercial accounts is $13.50, with a $10,000 protection limit. The price for small commercial Water Line Protection for multiple-occupancy commercial accounts is $27 with a $10,000 protection limit.

Water Leak Protection for master-metered habitational customers is $2.50 per individual unit at the location, with a $2,500 total overall protection limit.

A motion to offer Servline Commercial Coverage beginning in Jan. 2018 was made by Alderman Ed Boling and seconded by Alderman Jason Day.

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