Utility Service Partners Blog

Solutions to the Skilled Labor Gap

A combination of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age and lack of vocational programs for young adults has caused an unprecedented labor shortage in the skilled trades. HomeServe has launched a new program[…]

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The NLC Service Line Warranty Program: “Thanking those who served.”

One of my most enjoyable roles outside of my work as an author, speaker and advisor to the NLC Service Line Warranty Program is serving as an Ambassador, and now Ambassador Emeritus, for the Chief of the[…]

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The NLC Service Line Warranty Program: “Public-Private Partnerships”

A growing trend in local government is an increasing reliance on Public-Private Partnerships to fill critical needs in our cities and towns. Citizens are demanding new or expanded services and are not[…]

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The NLC Service Line Warranty Program: “A Helping Hand for Seniors”

In my work as an Advisor with the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program, one of the most rewarding parts of the job is meeting with senior citizens and hearing their stories about how the[…]

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The National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program: “A Good Decision”

During my 27-year tenure as an elected Mayor and Councilmember, one of the best decisions I made was to support our city partnering with the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program. As an[…]

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City Officials: How to Prioritize Your Residents' Quality of Life

As we begin 2019 and think about the changes we want in our own lives, we also should be thinking about the changes in our communities. A city is more than infrastructure and buildings, codes and taxes. A[…]

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Learn How the NLC Service Line Warranty Program Can Work for Your City

Utility Service Partners, a HomeServe company, in cooperation with the National League of Cities, the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing America’s municipalities, is offering the NLC[…]

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How Weather Changes Can Impact Your Residents' Pipes

Many of your residents know that during a cold snap, they should consider whether their plumbing is protected, but do they know that summer droughts and spring and fall rains also can pose a danger to their[…]

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The Fallout From Service Line Failures

Water damage to a home, whether from a sewer backup or an interior plumbing problem, is not something to take lightly – and, in some cases, homeowners insurance won’t cover not only the plumbing, but the[…]

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NLC Service Line Warranty Program Helps Salt Lake Resident with Problem Sewer Line

Helen T. of Salt Lake City knew she needed to do something about her sewer line – it had gotten to the point that she had to have it cleaned out annually to clear it of roots.

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