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Water Service Line Protection Mailings Not from Medford Water
Thursday, September 28, 2023

  Although the product is not referred to as “insurance,” it functions similarly, and as with any such product, it is a personal decision whether or not to purchase protection to cover particular risks. If you are considering purchasing coverage to repair or replace this line, contacting a local plumber might help you determine the potential cost and likelihood for such a project based on such factors as the distance between your water meter and your house, impediments such as trees or paving, and the approximate age of the existing water line. Be sure to read the fine print to make sure you understand the limitations and benefits of any coverage you may be purchasing.
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Medford Water has become aware that some of our customers have received mail from a company suggesting the need to purchase “water service line protection” for repairs that may become necessary for the main household water line that runs between the water meter and house.

The marketing materials are correct in stating that the water service line that runs between the water meter and the house is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain and repair, and while they also state that the mailing is coming from an independent company that is not affiliated with the local water utility, this is still confusing to many people.

We wish to make it clear that these solicitations do not come from Medford Water. In addition, Medford Water never sells personal information about our customers, and has not provided customer names or addresses to any of the companies sending these mailings.

If you have any questions, please call our customer service department at (541) 774-2430 or email us.

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