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SLiPP - Service Line Protection Program

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Avoid costly water and sewer line repairs with Tempe's Service Line Protection Program.

Many homeowners are unaware that they are responsible for both the main water line that runs from their home to the city's water meter and the main sewer line that runs from their home to the citys sewer main.

If these lines become clogged, collapse or otherwise fail to operate, the homeowner is responsible for any necessary repairs, which can cost thousands of dollars. The City of Tempe created the Service Line Protection Program (SLiPP) to help ease this financial burden for homeowners, and you may be eligible to enroll.

SLiPP graphicFor a low monthly fee, SLiPP provides homeowners with financial assistance for costly water and sewer line repairs.


Owners of single-family, owner-occupied homes in Tempe are eligible to enroll.


  • Monthly Fee $12 per month, included in your monthly water/wastewater utility bill
  • Enrollment Fee $12 one-time administrative fee for program enrollment


SLiPP covers necessary repair or replacement costs of up to $5,000 per 12-month period for the water line and up to $5,000 per 12-month period for the sewer line.

Costs in excess of $5,000 or otherwise not eligible for payment or reimbursement under the SLiPP Terms & Conditions will be the responsibility of the homeowner. 

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