Halton’s Backwater Valve Rebate Program in Five Easy Steps

In its continuous effort to promote good living conditions to its residents, the Region of Halton is offering a backwater valve rebate program to homeowners. The total amount of subsidy for a complete basement flooding prevention plan for a single property is set at a maximum of $2,725. The program is meant to convince you to protect your own home from rainwater flooding.
This is a one-time subsidy covering the following items and works:

  1. When you disconnect your downspouts, you can apply for a rebate of up to a half of your total costs, but not more than $250. Removing a downspout from the side of your home and redirecting it will prevent storm water from seeping into your basement.
  2. When you disconnect from your weeping tiles system and install a sump pump, you can apply for a rebate of up to a half of the costs invoiced by a licensed contractor, but not more than $1,800. A sump pump is a device the draws water into a pump and forces it away from your home.
  3. When you install a sanitary backwater valve, you can apply for rebate of up to a half of the costs invoiced by a licensed contractor, but not more than $675. Backwater valves close to prevent sewer water from coming at low points in a basement.

Once you are ready to perform these plumbing tasks and installing the said items, you can then apply for the rebate program. Here are five simple steps:

  1. Call the Basement Flood Prevention Subsidy Program Coordinator (905-825-6000 ext. 7918) and ask for a household drainage survey to be conducted by a Regional Representative. The survey will assess your home’s condition, determine which works and items are eligible for subsidy, and obtain proof of past flooding.
  2. Complete the rebate program application form and make sure to carefully read the terms and conditions. Send the completed form and waiver to:

The Regional Municipality of Halton
Public Works & Engineering Services
C/O Matt Stefanik, Program Coordinator
1075 North Service Road West, Unit 27
Oakville, Ontario L6M 2G2
And wait to receive a telephone confirmation

  1. Apply for a work permit from your local municipality and begin the necessary installations.
  2. After the works have been completed, ask to be inspected by your local municipality so that they can issue the necessary documents declaring that your plumbing installations meet the Ontario Building Code standards.
  3. Mail all original (not photocopied) invoices to:

The Regional Municipality of Halton
Public Works & Engineering Services
C/O Matt Stefanik, Program Coordinator
1075 North Service Road West, Unit 27
Oakville, Ontario L6M 2G2
After just five simple steps, expect to receive a check by mail within 8 to 10 weeks.

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