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City asks home owners to buy insurance for water meter overhaul
City asks home owners to buy insurance for water meter overhaul

Baltimore's spending panel approved a deal Wednesday with a Connecticut company to offer insurance to property owners whose pipes could break during a system-wide overhaul of water meters. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake encouraged residents to buy HomeServe USA Corp.'s insurance, which — at less than $9 a month — she called "very affordable." "If the problem is on the resident's property, it's their responsibility. How many people would be able to pay for that if they got hit with a $4,000 bill?" the mayor said. HomeServe will offer insurance to property owners for $3.99 per month for water lines and $5.49 per month for sewer lines,...

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