Basement Flooding Protection Program

The Halton Region has created the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program, which makes it easier and more affordable for residents to undertake home improvements that can help reduce the risk flooding.

What is the Enhanced Basement Flooding Program?

Flooding can happen when you least expect it. Halton Region has invested substantially in optimizing the wastewater sewer system throughout the region. The Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program makes it easier and more affordable for residents to undertake home improvements that can help reduce the risk flooding.

The subsidy can help prevent flooding by covering costs incurred for materials and invoiced contractor labour charged for the following services:

Downspout disconnection

100% subsidy, up to a max of $500
Disconnecting downspouts prevents roof storm water from entering into a combined sewer that goes into the sanitary sewer. If there are any blockages in the sanitary sewer, an overload of storm water with heavy rain can cause a backup into the basement.


Sewer lateral (pipe) lining & repair

50% subdsidy, up to a max of $2,000
A damaged sewer line can cause all sorts of problems, including basement flooding. Our team can repair or replace your sewer line to prevent this from happening. Lining of existing sewers is a trenchless repair that is the most convenient for existing homes. We offer a 25 year warranty on liners.

Weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installation

100% subsidy, up to a max of $5,000
Weeping tile that is connected to and discharges via the wastewater (sewer) pipe can directly contribute to basement flooding by overloading the wastewater system during heavy rainfall. Your sump pump is crucial for preventing basement flooding.

Backwater valve installation

50% subsidy, up to a max of $2000
A backwater valve prevents sewage from backing up into your home. If you don’t have one, or if it’s not working properly, you could be in trouble. A backwater valve allows water out of the home but not back in. This is known as a check valve in the plumbing industry. Some home insurance policies will allow you to save some money if you have a back water valve installed.

What’s Next?

  1. Download the application form and waiver form from the Halton Region website.
  2. Submit completed Application Form and Waiver along with the required documentation.
  3. Contact us to request a consultation on the work that needs to be done (tell us you’re applying for the subsidy)
  4. Once the work is done, complete the Halton Hills Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy application form, waiver and all the required documentation required to the address provided.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to learn more about Halton Region’s Basement Flooding Protection Program.

We’re here to help you protect your home and give you peace of mind.

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