RFP for Residential Water and Sewer Line Service Protection Program

The City of Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most-populous city in the United States with over 1.5 million residents. The City encompasses approximately 134 square miles of land area. In this area, there are over 3,000 miles of water mains and 3,300 miles of sewer in Philadelphia, serving approximately 475,000 residential customers. In Philadelphia, the property owner is responsible for maintaining and repairing all components of the water supply and sewer drainage systems connecting the house to the main. Some property owners are not aware of this responsibility and fail to properly repair leaking or otherwise broken pipe, while others may be aware but cannot afford or choose to delay or not perform repairs. Deferred corrective maintenance may exacerbate existing problems and create new ones.

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (“PEA”) is seeking a partner (“Provider”) to provide an emergency water and sewer line service protection program for residential customers in Philadelphia, PA (“Program”). The Program will provide qualified property owners (“Customers”) the opportunity to voluntarily purchase insurance coverage to repair the external plumbing connecting a home to the water main and/or sewer. The Program will operate separately from PWD’s standard service offerings and will be billed independently. Program payments will not be added to Customers’ water bills.

It is the intent of PEA to enter into a two-year contract with the selected Respondent, with the option of up to three (3), one-year renewals. Coverage will include the repair or replacement of a Customer’s water service line from the ferrule to the water meter and sanitary and storm laterals from the main house drain to the slant, as well as labor and materials to complete all repairs and replacements. Repairs will be required to meet all applicable Philadelphia and Pennsylvania codes, standards, and processes.

Response Deadline: May 18, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Intent to Respond Deadline: April 20, 2018, 5:00 PM EST


RFP for Residential Water and Sewer Line Service Protection Program

Appendix B: PEA Solicitation for Participation and Commitment Form

Appendix E – Combined and Separate Sewer Map

Appendix F: Sewer Connection and Repair Manual

Questions and Answers for Water and Sewer Service Protection Program

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