Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Rebate Program
WINTER IS COMING and with the changing of seasons comes the usual wet rainy weather. This time of year can bring record amounts of rainfall in Toronto and as a homeowner it’s important to be prepared for floods. If you are thinking about securing your home with additional flood protection the City of Toronto offers substantial rebates to financially help you out!
Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
The rebate offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices including a backwater valve, a sump pump, and pipe severance and capping of the home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection
It is important to note that in order to qualify for the rebate the work MUST be performed by a contractor with a valid City of Toronto business license.
FLOOD PROTECTION THAT IS ELIGIBLE
Installation of backwater valve
Replacement of existing backwater valve
Installation of alarm for backwater valve
Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,250 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.
Installation of sump pump
Replacement of existing sump pump
Installation of alarm for sump pump
Installation of back-up power for sump pump
Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,750 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.
Foundation Drain (weeping tile) Pipe Severance & Capping
Disconnection of foundation drains (weeping tiles) from the City’s sewer system by severing and capping the underground sewer connection
Available subsidy = 80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $400 including eligible labour, materials and taxes.
Steps to apply for the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program
Hire a plumbing contractor or drain contractor fully licensed by the City of Toronto.
Secure a building permit and approved inspection (backwater valve only).
Complete and fully pay for the flood protection installation.
Fill out and mail the Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program application form.
The application must be properly signed and dated by the property owner and include an invoice marked “Paid in full”. All submitted documents must be originals (no photocopies).
Be patient. Applications will be processed 10 weeks or more after receipt of the application form.
The Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program is an excellent way to ensure your home is protected from flooding while obtaining the rebates the City of Toronto is offering. At Trouble Shooters, our licensed technicians have extensive backwater valve install experience and have been providing property owners in Toronto with superior service since 1944.
To learn more about installing flood protection that is eligible for the Toronto Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program call us today 416-291-9444.