HomeServe Cares: Calvetta Williams' Story
Calvetta Williams, a 41-year old single mother of three and owner of an in-home child care business, found out that she had a leak in her water service line just three months after moving into her home in Des Moines, Iowa. The leak was discovered by the local water company, Des Moines Water Works before they began curb work.
In April 2013, she was presented with a $6,700 bill for the repairs, followed by a threat from the city that the leak needed to be fixed by May 6th or the water to her home and business would be shut off.
HomeServe learned of Ms. Williams’s situation via a story in the local newspaper. Wanting to give back to a woman who has done so much for her local community, HomeServe repaired her water line free of charge, keeping water running to her home and business.