Do due diligence before signing on with a service line warranty program

The Fort Worth Water Department is aware of at least four companies — Home Services USA, American Water Resources of Texas, Dominion and Utility Service Partners — that offer service line warranty programs. Some are contacting Water Department customers to offer their warranty program for a fee.

The warranty program is much like insurance. For a monthly fee, the company will cover certain qualified repairs for service lines. Service lines are only a portion of the private plumbing line. They are neither owned nor maintained by the city. The homeowner is responsible for any damage or failure in the service line. For water lines, customer responsibility begins at the customer side of the meter. For sewer lines, the customer’s responsibility begins at the property line.

The Water Department is not endorsing any of these companies because the service line is private plumbing. Like with any insurance or warranty program, individuals should do their due diligence to learn what is and is not covered and what exceptions apply in order to make the best decision for their situation.

To learn more, contact the Water Department at 817-392-4477.

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Baylor University and Tarrant County College to Hold ‘Baylor Bound’ Signing Ceremony

Contact: 

Tonya B. Lewis, Baylor University, 254-710-4656, Tonya_Lewis@baylor.edu

Rita Parson, Tarrant County College, 817-515-1543, Rita.Parson@tccd.edu

 

WACO, Texas (April 25, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County College will sign a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.

The Baylor Bound program allows Tarrant County College students to have access to Baylor advisors, online degree requirement guides, special mailings and access to the Baylor Library System interlibrary loan system. After completing course work at Tarrant County College, Baylor Bound students will be able to apply for scholarships available to transfer students.

 

WHO:

Baylor University and Tarrant County College

WHAT:

Will sign a new Baylor Bound transfer agreement at a special VIP ceremony

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:

Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus
300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, Texas 76102

 

  • VIPS who will make remarks include:
  • Angela Robinson, J.D., Tarrant County College acting chancellor
  • Judge Ken Starr, Baylor University president and chancellor
  • Janet Hahn, J.D., Baylor alumna and Tarrant County College board member
  • President Starr and Chancellor Robinson will sign agreement documents.

 

Please email Rita Parson at Rita.Parson@tccd.edu to be added to the media list, if you plan to attend.

 

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE

Serving more than 100,000 students each year, Tarrant County College is the nation’s 12th-largest higher education institution. As a comprehensive two-year college, TCC offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts degrees, along with Community & Industry Education courses and workshops. CIE also provides customized training programs, allowing TCC to assist employers in training their workforces. The College has six campuses throughout Tarrant County, including TCC Connect that provides flexibility with e-Learning and Weekend College. Additionally, TCC distinguished itself by becoming one of only 92 Leader Colleges in the nation during its first year of eligibility.

 

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