City of Dearborn Not Affiliated With Distributed Insurance Information

A private company has reportedly been distributing water line repair insurance information to residents.

Information coming to the homes of Dearborn residents may be promoting some unneeded unsurance, according to the City of Dearborn.

According to the city, homeowners in Dearborn may have received information in the mail from a company selling insurance to cover the costs of emergency repairs of water service lines on private property, a rare occurrence.

The city reports:

The City of Dearborn has no relationship with the private insurance company. The City of Dearborn does not make recommendations regarding the purchase of insurance policies.

Homeowners may be interested to know that out of the 33,000 households in Dearborn, only two to four a year are affected by water service line emergencies that require extensive repairs.

A water service line is the pipe on your property that brings fresh water into a home from the city’s water line, which is usually in the street. Homeowners, not the city, are responsible for repairs and maintenance of the water service line on their property.

Margaret Schaefer January 18, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Thanks for clarifying this issue. I've received two notices that "looked official". The verbage made it sound as though the city was sponsoring this insurance plan.
Karen F. January 18, 2013 at 03:38 PM
Companies like these just make life more confusing. We received one of these letters last year. On this particular water issue a resident is far better off working with Dearborn's water department than trying to have it covered by insurance. Almost everything (90%) that lands in our mailbox can go directly to the shredder.
City of Dearborn (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 05:16 PM
I wonder who they're distributing it to, because I didn't get one of these notices. Did anyone else not get one? I'm curious if they're targeting certain areas of the city. Also, can someone post a photo of the flier on this article? You can do so by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button.


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