Whose responsibility are repairs to a home’s water service?

Water service repair is the responsibility of the homeowner. The homeowner’s responsibility is from the home up to the curb stop. The New Ulm Public Utilities’ responsibility is from the curb stop to the City water main.

The property owner shall maintain accessibility and proper grade of the curb stop riser box. Proper grade is defined as flush with finished grade to no more than 4 inches below finished grade. If grade is adjusted by New Ulm Public Utilities, the property owner could be billed for adjustment to grade, correction to operable vertical position, and/or relocation in conformance with local and state requirements.

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1. Where is the sanitary sewer service located?
2. Does the home have a sump pump? Is it draining properly?
3. Where is my water service located?
4. Whose responsibility are repairs to a home’s water service?
5. Where is the water shut-off valve in the house?
6. What is the hardness of water in New Ulm?
7. What is the size of my electrical service? Does it have fuses or breakers?
8. Are there functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in the home?
9. The natural gas appliances are not working; who should I call?
10. Are there any rebates for replacing appliances?
11. What is the condition of the furnace/air conditioner? Are there rebates available?
12. What are the past average utility bills for my home?
13. How and where do I change the utilities into my name after I purchase the home?
14. What type of insulation is in the house? Is the attic insulated?
15. What is my property zoned?
16. What are my property setbacks?
17. How do I identify my property lines?
18. Are there any easements on my property?