The Toronto Flooding Protection Rebate will help prevent unnecessary property damage, as well as personal and financial stress. In this case, three subsidies have been put in place to protect homeowners from future floods. Essentially, sewer systems will become overloaded during heavy storms.
The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program offers up to $3400 per property for installation of certain flood protection devices.
Backwater Valve Installation – Toronto Flooding Protection Rebate
80% of the eligible costs invoiced, up to a maximum of $1250
Preventing a surcharge from a main sewer system requires a backwater valve. The valve contains a flap that will close, preventing a backup. To sum up, a backwater valve is just one of few devices that may prevent flooding in your home. Learn more about backwater valves.
Sump Pump Installation – Toronto Flooding Protection Rebate
80% of the eligible costs invoiced, up to a maximum of $1750
In short, weeping tiles directly connected to the sanitary lateral on the private side will overload the drain. As a result, risk of a sewer backup increases. 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. In result to this, the chances of water flooding are greatly decreased. Learn more about sump pumps and how they work.
- Installing sump pump
- Sump pump alarm
- Back-up power for sump pump
Foundation Drain (Weeping Tile) & Pipe Severance and Capping
80% of the eligible costs invoiced, up to a maximum of $400
In short, a weeping tile system one of the most essential components of a drainage system. That is to say, to disconnect any existing weeping tile connection to a sanitary line is vital. In essence, when disconnected, a sump pump is to be put in.
- Severing and capping the weeping tile connected to the sewer connection