Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker (Ward County Notary Services)

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The Fm Extra | American Water Resources of

American Water Resources of


American Water Resources of

ND, Inc. not affiliated with City of Fargo


FARGO, N.D. –The City of Fargo would like to notify property owners that American Water Resources of North Dakota, Inc. has begun an informational mailing campaign to Fargo property owners offering water and sewer service line protection programs. It is imperative property owners are aware that American Water Resources of North Dakota, Inc. is a New Jersey Corporation that has no affiliation with or endorsement from the City of Fargo or the State of North Dakota.

 Residents who have complaints or concerns regarding American Water Resources of North Dakota, Inc. are encouraged to contact the North Dakota Consumer Protection Division at (701) 328-3404, toll free at (800) 472-2600 or (800) 366-6888 (TTY).

 If residents have questions about their property’s water and sewer service line and how it relates to the services offered by American Water Resources of North Dakota, Inc. please contact the Fargo Public Works Department at (701) 241-1453.


HBA reminds consumers to

use local, licensed contractors


June 9, 2014, Fargo, N.D. –As summer construction season kicks into high gear, Home Builders Association of F-M offers resources to help members of the public choose a qualified contractor. In general, local contractors have a history working in the area, have built a list of references, and will be around to service warranties or problems that may arise with projects. Here are our top ten suggestions:

Always check to see if the contractor you are considering, local or transient, is licensed in the state in which work will be performed. Contact the appropriate governmental agency: North Dakota Secretary of State’s office ( or the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry ( to verify the builder is currently licensed and to find out if he or she has a disciplinary history.

Get more than one estimate and be wary of any contractor that requires full payment up front, uses high-pressure sales tactics or asks you to sign authorization paperwork or a contract that you don’t understand. Consider paying with a credit card since these companies have better methods of remedying disputes and dealing with fraudulent charges.

Get a detailed contract including a summary of the work to be done, a description of materials, the total contract price or how the price will be calculated and specific timelines. Do not sign it until you are comfortable.

Ask the contractor how long and where he or she has been in business.

Ask the contractor about designations or certifications he or she has earned. These can include, for example, voluntary programs to further their professionalism, or lead certification required by the EPA to perform work in structures built in 1978 or earlier.

Request references and check with former customers to see if they were satisfied with the work.

Ask for a local business address, other than a post office box, and a local phone number where the contractor can be reached during normal business hours. Some transient companies will open a post office box or can easily acquire a cell phone with a local number to give the appearance of being a local company, when it is not.

Ask about warranty work and the company’s service policies.

Find out if the contractor has sufficient workers compensation and general liability insurance. If not, you may be liable for any construction-related accidents on your premises.

Lastly, make sure you can communicate with the contractor and feel comfortable with him or her. Misunderstandings during the course of the project can lead to cost overruns and delays.

Visit for additional information, plus a directory of local contractors categorized by what they do.


North Dakota Department of Health

Releases 2013 Drinking Water Compliance Report


BISMARCK, N.D.– Information about North Dakota’s public water systems is available in the newly released 2013 Drinking Water Compliance Report prepared by the North Dakota Department of Health.

North Dakota’s public water systems continue to maintain an excellent Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance record. According to the newly-released report, the department issued 291 certificates of compliance to operators and public water systems during 2013.

The Drinking Water Compliance Report is issued annually and documents local compliance with the federal SDWA. All SDWA violations incurred in North Dakota in 2013 are included in the report. Also listed are violations recorded in 2014 based on 2013 monitoring data.

To obtain a copy of the 2013 Drinking Water Compliance Report, contact the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Municipal Facilities, at 918 E. Divide Ave., 3rd Floor, Bismarck, N.D. 58501-1947, or call 701.328.5211.  The report can be viewed on the department’s website at  Click on Publications.

Jun 30, 2023 01:14 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We get a similar solicitation from similar insurance against leakage from time to time. It has no connection to our local water supply company. We are personally liable for any leakage that occurs from the house side of the meter to our house. The water company is responsible for leakage from the street side of the meter out. Our neighbor had a leak about a year ago and her water supply had to be turned of at the meter to stop the leak. She had the insurance coverage. She called and the company quickly took care of the problem.

I do not have the coverage but am considering signing up. Cost is about $5 per month. Repairs would run to hundreds if I had to hire a plumber to do the work.

Jun 30, 2023 09:02 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I doubt they have to pay out very often John Pusa which is why they are reasonable.

Jun 30, 2023 04:31 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services


I have not heard of that company Bob "RealMan" Timm 

You have some possibly helpful comments here - but not from me 😜

Jun 30, 2023 01:23 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Bob, we have Indiana American Water for our water utility and it is the exact same logo except for "Indiana" added to the top.  I routinely receive a couple of letters per year offering an insurance plan with an added payment per month to our billing if anything would go wrong with the water line from their meter on our property to a point just before entering our foundation.  I think they might be the largest water utility in the nation.  

I would assume that is your water company?  If so it would be natural for you to receive information from them concerning this.

Jun 30, 2023 11:58 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I'm sorry but, anyone with a P.O. Box for an address is questionable to me, Bob. I would do some thorough investigating, for sure!

Jun 30, 2023 09:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Take great care with your decisions.

Jun 30, 2023 03:23 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Bob "RealMan" Timm I haven't heard "American Water Resources" maybe later in future.

Jun 30, 2023 01:55 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Some of these programs can be subsidized by the City if legit but then, they, the company would disclose. Perhaps your insurance covers this if there is a problem? In the end, it is some guy trying to make an American buck. If he does the work, provides a good service & is reasonable? Assess accordingly

Jun 30, 2023 12:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, no... I've not heard of this company. All I know is that I get my water from Charlotte/Mecklenburg which most likely comes from Lake Norman, which is "owned" by Duke Power.

Jul 01, 2023 06:31 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

No, haven't heard of them, Bob.

Jun 30, 2023 05:31 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I never heard of them - hopefully you'll find someone who did!

Jun 30, 2023 11:13 AM
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

We get those in the mail from in our local area.    Nope! Pass!  

Jun 30, 2023 05:24 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bob, I have not, but Diana sure found lots of information for you.

Jul 01, 2023 07:12 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Funny a water association of ND, located in Illinois.

Jul 01, 2023 06:42 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a fan of these types of companies. What is the chance you will ever have a claim? Nest question, what is the chance they will pay? Are you feeling lucky you may be the exception? Not likely! 

Jul 01, 2023 04:51 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Happy 4th, lots of responses here, too many to review but good luck.

Jul 01, 2023 04:47 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired


Jul 01, 2023 02:00 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have not heard of this company and sorry, no opinion to offer.

Jul 01, 2023 01:34 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

our water company forced the service on everyone with a $2.00 / month fee

Jul 01, 2023 01:15 PM