In a post from August I gave you all the nitty gritty details on the DEP’s Water and Sewer Line insurance program – which protects homeowners in the case of a costly service line repair.
WELL, I have an important update: according to the DEP, MIXED USE buildings (that is commercial buildings with attached single or multi-family dwellings) are now also eligible for the program!!!
All eligible buildings must still be:
- Metered with wireless meter reading device installed
- Billed on flat-rate or metered charges
- Current on DEP charges or payment agreement
- Equipped with a single service line that is 2″ or less in diameter
The cost of the program is still the same for all eligible properties whether residential or mixed use – $4.49 per month for water line protection and $7.99 per month for sewer line protection.
SO, if you own a mixed use building and didn’t think you were eligible before, definitely look into enrolling in the program. You can find all the information you need at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/service_line_protection/index.shtml and even more in my blog post from August.