Civic group members learn about water/sewer service line protection

American Water Resources made a presentation at last week’s meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.

The company is a repair service that offers water and sewer service line protection to Philadelphia residents for $7.98 a month, which is $95.76 per year. The coverage is unlimited, and there is no service fee.

Representatives of the company welcomed residents to check their homeowners policies to see if they are already covered.

The coverage is offered in partnership with the Philadelphia Energy Authority.

For more information, call 844-765-7260 or go to awrusa.com/philadelphia

In other news from the March 25 meeting:

• A community workshop will take place on Monday, April 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Max Myers Recreation Center, 1601 Hellerman St. Artist Paul Santoleri will discuss a mural at 6826 Bustleton Ave. Organizers are considering a freedom theme. To reserve a spot, contact Jessica Lewis-Turner at 267-314-3721 or jessica.lewis-turner@muralarts.org

• Lt. Marc Rutizer, of the 2nd Police District, distributed copies of a survey that can be completed by residents on public safety issues.

• English as a Second Language classes for new American adults are offered at Northeast Community Church, 3300 Tyson Ave., and Bethany Baptist Church, 460 Rhawn St. A large portion of students speak Arabic, Portuguese and Mandarin. Call 215-837-6339 or visit http://esl.nccphilly.org

• Project manager Corin Wilson and artist Felix St. Fort discussed the 2- by 3-foot banners that will be placed on light poles on Rising Sun, Castor, Bustleton and Cottman avenues.

• Friends of Bushrod Library will hold an open house on Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the library, 6304 Castor Ave. (at Stirling Street). RSVP to SantosG@freelibrary.org

• City Councilwoman Cherelle Parker will hold two upcoming budget briefings and town hall meetings. The first will take place on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, 1006 Unruh Ave. The second is set for Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at St. William social hall, Argyle and Robbins streets.

• Among those in attendance was Hena Veit, a Democratic candidate for Council at large. ••