Not too long ago, if a waterline from the mainline Dixon water line to your house sprung a leak, you were on the hook to pay for the repairs.
That was the case until about a week ago. Recently, the Residential Service Line Maintenance Program went into effect and Public Works Director Matt Heckman said they have already gotten positive feedback.
Heckman said one Dixon resident is very happy with the program. In the first week of its existence a homeowner was able to take advantage and have the city take care of waterline leak. Heckman said they were looking at a $3,000 repair bill without the program, and now, they are looking at no cost.
The Residential Service Line Maintenance Program covers water line repairs from the main line to the shut-off box in your front yard. The insurance type program covers pipe repairs, excavation, repairs to streets and sidewalks as well as restorative dirt and seed.
The cost that a homeowner will see on their monthly water bill is $1.95 and there is an opt out option.