Water Line Service Insurance Scam:
The Village has been made aware that residents within the Village of Rosemont occasionally receive solicitations for the purchase of insurance for their residential water service line. The insurance companies advertising these services are seeking customers by direct mail and are not associated with the Village.
The water service line is the line that runs from the Village’s water main to the residence. Any issues pertaining to this line are the sole responsibility of the homeowner or business. However, it is extremely rare for a residential water service line to break.
While the Village does not have a position on this matter, residents are always urged to use caution when receiving blind solicitation letters. Those considering this type of coverage should carefully research the insurance provider, the coverage that is offered, any exclusion to coverage, and the cost. It may also be helpful to contact your homeowners’ insurance agent to review what coverage you may already have or may be able to obtain.
Know what's below. Call Before You Dig.
Illinois law requires all persons digging, regardless of the depth of the project, to call JULIE at least 48 hours prior to the start of excavation and to begin that excavation. The Village receives locate requests from the Illinois JULIE (Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators), who can be contacted at 800.892.0123, or via their website. The Village responds to locate requests within 48 business hours for routine excavations, and within 2 hours for emergency excavations.
Call JULIE Before You Dig
Planning a home improvement job? Planting a tree? Installing a fence or deck? WAIT! Here’s what you need to know first. Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling JULIE at 811 before each job. Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether or not they should get their utility lines marked, but every digging job requires a call – even small projects like planting trees and shrubs.
Call JULIE at 811 at least 48 hours or two business days prior to digging, tell the operator where you’re planning to dig, what type of work you will be doing and your affected local utilities companies will be notified about your intent to dig. Within 48 hours or two business days, they’ll send a locator to mark the approximate location of your underground lines, pipes and cables, so you’ll know what’s below – and be able to dig safely.
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