Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program
Maintaining your home is an important part of home ownership. Maintenance retains property value and increases the safety and comfort of your home. One easy way to maintain and protect your home is to disconnect any downspouts connected to the sewer systems.
The benefits of disconnecting the downspouts are:
protecting you and your neighbourhood by keeping excess rainwater out of the sewer systems, which reduces the risk of flooding improved water quality in local streams and rivers
a source of free water for your lawn and gardens
Properly disconnecting your downspouts allows storm water to flow away from your home's foundation onto gardens, landscaped areas and lawns on your own property. This way, water slowly soaks into the ground, where it is naturally filtered and returned to the water table.
You may be eligible for the Downspout Disconnection Subsidy program or for the Financial Assistance program.
You are eligible for the Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program if: You are in the eligible program area (see list below)
You have not received a subsidy from the Region of Peel through previous downspout disconnection or basement flooding remediation programs How to participate
Confirm eligibility by checking if you are in the program area City of Brampton program area:
Brampton west (PDF Map, 278KB)
Brampton east (PDF Map, 269KB)
City of Mississauga program area:
Mississauga west (PDF Map, 790KB)
Mississauga east (PDF Map, 207KB)
Town of Caledon, Bolton program area:
Bolton (PDF Map, 308KB)
Decide which program you want to apply for
a) Downspout Disconnection Subsidy Program
The Region of Peel is offering rebates of:
$25 each for one or two downspouts disconnected
$100 for three or more downspouts disconnected
With a maximum of $100 per home
b) Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program
The Region of Peel offers eligible low-income seniors or low-income residents with a disability, financial reimbursement for downspout disconnection of all downspouts on the property up to a maximum amount of $1,000.
Click on the link to see if you are eligible for the Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program, Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program.
Disconnect your home's downspout(s) ensuring that you:
Cap the pipe where it enters the ground
Attach an elbow to the downspout
Direct water onto a splash pad or well away from your foundation Make sure that water from disconnected downspouts is not directed to your neighbour's property or a public walkway. Having a downspout flow onto driveways, walkways or sidewalks can cause water to pool or ice to form and may create a slip hazard.
How to disconnect your downspouts:
Step-by-step instruction to learn how to disconnect your home's downspout (PDF, 9MB) How to disconnect your home's downspout instructional video
Capping your standpipe
Complete the application form (PDF, 75KB) and submit it:
Downspout Disconnection Subsidy Program
2 Copper Road
Brampton, ON L6T 4W5
Please keep a copy for your records.
Once your application has been received, a staff person from the Region will do a visual assessment of the disconnected downspouts at your home Once your application has been approved, a cheque will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks of the assessment