Wheeling, West Virginia—Service Line Warranties of America was presented with the 2015 Conservation Award at the 46th West Virginia Municipal League Annual Conference at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia, on August 3. The award signifies Service Line Warranties of America’s commitment to water conservation and the environment throughout the state of West Virginia.
“This prestigious award is an honor from the West Virginia Municipal League, who has been a most valued and long-time supporter for the Service Line Warranty Program,” said Philip E. Riley, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Service Line Warranties of America’s parent company, Utility Service Partners, Inc. “We are very proud of the positive impact we have had on the West Virginia environment with our program while upholding our mission to provide peace of mind in the community.”
Through partnerships with various cities and towns, Service Line Warranties of America has helped more than 100,000 homeowners save more than $64 million in repair costs for clogged, leaking or broken water and sewer lines nationwide. These repairs translate to millions of gallons of conserved water over the years as the program provides homeowners with a solution that provides for timely repairs. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates more than one trillion gallons of water are wasted nationwide annually due to household leaks.
“Through Service Line Warranties of America’s unique public-private partnership, cities have a free program to provide homeowners with a cost-effective and affordable solution to repair broken and leaking water and sewer lines quickly,” said Councilor Ann Worley, President of the West Virginia Municipal League. “This program has a tremendous impact on the environment because it reduced water wasted and ground pollution. With the Environmental Protection Agency reporting the average household leak wasting more than 10,000 gallons of water per year, conservation is critical for sustainable communities.”
About Utility Service Partners—Founded in 2003, Utility Service Partners, Inc. (USP) strives to be the leading provider of service line warranty solutions to North American municipalities and utilities by delivering quality programs that benefit the communities into which the program is introduced. Operating under the consumer brands Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) and Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC), USP and affiliates are committed to addressing aging infrastructure through public-private partnerships.
About the West Virginia Municipal League—The West Virginia Municipal League is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of cities, towns and villages established in 1968 to assist local governments and advance the interests of the citizens who reside within. The League achieves this directive through legislative advocacy, research, education and other services for municipal elected officials. The membership includes all 232 municipalities’ population in the state.