Burlington Flooding Prevention Rebate, known as the Halton Region Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program, will help prevent unnecessary property damage, as well as personal and financial stress. Subsidies have been put in place to protect homeowners from future floods in the Regional Municipality of Halton.
Backwater Valve Installation – Burlington Flood Prevention Rebate
50% of the eligible costs invoiced, up to a maximum of $675
Preventing a surcharge from the primary sewer system requires a backwater valve. The valve contains a flap that will close, preventing a backup. A backwater valve is just one of few devices that may avoid flooding in your home. Learn more about backwater valves.
Lining/Repair of Sanitary Lateral – Burlington Flooding Prevention Rebate
50% of the eligible costs invoiced, up to a maximum of $2000
Should I Repair My Sewer? Sanitary drains carry wastewater towards the central City sewer system from your home. In a case of a damaged drain, a property is prone to backup. For example, drains that are damaged, cracked, collapsed, etc., will create blockages. In this case, this will cause a backup. Besides, homes built before 1970 already have decaying clay drain systems. Learn more about sanitary lateral repairs.
Sump Pump & Disconnecting Weeping Tiles – Flooding Prevention Rebate
100% of the eligible costs invoiced, up to a maximum of $5000
Weeping tiles directly connected to the sanitary lateral on the private side can overload the system. As a result, the risk of a sewer backup increased. In cases, a home built before 1970, likely requires the need to have the weeping tiles disconnected from the drain. Therefore, installing a sump pump will remove the water from around the foundation of the home. As a result of this, the chances of water flooding will decrease. Learn more about sump pumps and how they work.
Disconnecting Downspouts from the Sewer System – Flood Prevention Rebate
100% of all eligible costs invoiced, up to a maximum of $500
Downspouts connect to your eaves trough, which collects water from your roof and drains it either to the ground or to a drain located underground. A home that disconnects their downspouts, for instance, will reduce the amount of rainwater that gets into the sewer. As a result, this will reduce the risk of a backup.