St. Peters alderman lobbies for water line insurance

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Posted on May 4, 2012 at 6:15 PM

ST. PETERS, Mo. (KMOV) -- A broken water line between a house and the meter can cost a homeowner thousands of dollars out of pocket.

When it happened to St. Peters Alderman Tommy Roberts and a friend of his, Roberts decided to take action.

He lobbied for a bill giving cities the authority to collect a dollar a month from each homeowner for water line insurance.

Roberts said the bill passed with 80 percent approval from voters, and should protect residents from the "catastrophic" expenses associated with a water line break.

St. Peters was the first city in Missouri to put water line insurance on the ballot, but Lake St. Louis already has a similar protection plan for homeowners.

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