The Advisory Board has outlined responsibilities and competencies for service line
leaders and called for dedicated senior system executive leadership.
This latest Momentum report is part of a series of quarterly reports that focus on outsourcing activity by service line
, vertical industry and geographic location.
In response, the New York City DEP has partnered with American Water Resources to launch a water and sewer service line
protection program, designed to help property owners better manage the risk of service line
failures and protect them from the often alarming repair costs.
Investment may take the form of entry into a profitable service line
(Chernew, Gowrisankaran, and Fendrick 2002) or it may include investments in quality-related processes or service oriented amenities (Frank, Glazer, and McGuire 2000).
section] requires priority replacement of lead service lines
believed to be causing the most significant lead contamination problems;
Similarly, any decision to withdraw from a particular service line
would have to be undertaken in an orderly way, giving due regard to the transition problems associated with the discontinuation of a service.
Designed to protect homeowners from unexpected, costly service line
repairs that are caused by normal wear and tear such as tree roots and age of service lines
, the Water and Sewer Line Protection Programs provide a solution for repairs that are neither the responsibility of the city's water department, nor covered by typical homeowner's insurance.
This optional program through Service Line
Warranties of Canada provides Hamilton residential property owners a relatively unique opportunity to access warranty protection," said Mike Zegarac, General Manager, Finance and Corporate Services for the City of Hamilton.
The report concluded that had the gas and electrical service lines
involved in this accident been adequately separated, the heat from the arcing electrical conductor failure would probably not have damaged the gas service line
, and the accident would not have occurred.
Utility Service Partners (USP), the administrator behind the National League of Cities (NLC) Service Line
Warranty Program, headquartered in Canonsburg, PA has teamed up with the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities (PLCM) to assist municipalities in providing their residents with protection against the high cost of broken or leaking utility lines.
Operating under the consumer brands Service Line
Warranties of America (SLWA) and Service Line
Warranties of Canada (SLWC), USP, SLWA, and SLWC are committed to addressing aging infrastructure across the nation through public-private partnerships.
Electrofusion joints are stronger than the pipe itself and provide a leak free method of connecting service lines
to live mains without interrupting service.