2/16/17 – Utility officials in Beaver Dam say the city is not affiliated with a company soliciting for insurance to cover water lines. Repairs to water lines between the street and a home are the responsibility of the homeowner and in recent year’s insurance companies have been offering coverage to protect the homeowner in the event of a costly repair. Mailings were recently send to city residents by the HomeServe Company. Director of Utilities Rob Minnema says the city neither condones nor disputes the need for this type of insurance. The city is NOT affiliated with the company; they are completely independent from any local utility or state organization. Minnema urges the public to proceed cautiously, read the fine print and do your research before purchasing this type of insurance.