water pipes from house to back yard boundary

until I moved to the house I have now, I always took out insurance to cover drain and pipes within my property. never bothered with it when I bought this house. Recently I thought I had read that theres been a change in responsibility and its now the provider who is responsible for the underground pipes between house and boundary.

Yet today I received my water bill along with an 'offer' of plumbing and drainage cover (from Homeserve). The letter says that they will in certain circumstances make a repair to a leak to the water supply under the private leak repair scheme but it wont be treated as an emergency. I assume that, for unstance, a cracked drain wont be covered by this either.
It seems a bit ambiguous to be honest and I am certain Ive seen somewhere that the pipes are now their responsibilty.

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