It has come to our attention that some insurance companies have been mailing flyers out to some City of Brookfield property owners and water utility customers. The flyers describe how the customers are responsible for the repair of their water and sewer service laterals. The company proposes to provide repair coverage for leaking or broken service laterals.
City of Brookfield property owners are responsible for their water service lateral from the curb stop valve outside (typically near the right of way line) into their house and past the meter. City of Brookfield property owners are responsible for the maintenance of their sewer lateral from the main sewer in the street into their house. City of Brookfield property owners are encouraged to check with their insurance company to see if repairs are already covered. Also, the customer needs to determine if this repair policy and its long term costs warrant coverage of this type. City of Brookfield property owners should carefully read the proposed terms of service coverage for what is actually covered.
The City of Brookfield does not endorse any insurance company. The City of Brookfield is not affiliated in any way with these insurance companies or their programs.