Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy
Sewer laterals that are in substandard condition (e.g., cracks, holes, root damage) may create blockages or poor drainage that can prevent wastewater from flowing from your home to the municipal sanitary sewer system. This can leave your home at risk for sewer back up and basement flooding.
What is a sewer lateral?
A sewer lateral is an underground pipe that carries wastewater away from your house and takes it to the municipal sanitary sewer system.
What financial support will Halton Region provide?
Halton will cover 50% of the costs to repair your sewer lateral (pipe), up to a maximum of $2,000.
Apply for the Sewer Lateral (pipe) Lining and Repair Subsidy
Download the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy application, or pick one up at the Halton Regional Centre.
Choose a contractor.
If required, apply to your local municipality for a permit to conduct the work. Arrange for an inspection and obtain documentation from your local municipality ensuring the work meets the Ontario Building Code standards.
Arrange for CCTV before and after video of the inside of your sanitary lateral/pipe. Your lateral pipes must be in a substandard condition to be eligible for the subsidy.
Submit a completed application, waiver form and include the required documentation as outlined in the application form.
Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop off in person at the Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville.
Submit by mail to
c/o Systems & Outreach Administrator
Woodlands Operation Centre
1179 Bronte Road, Oakville ON, L6M 4G3
The Homeowner, exercising sole discretion, has allowed a contractor selected by the Homeowner to make modifications (the "Work") to the Property's storm water systems to promote the drainage of storm water from around and under the Property’s building foundation as part of the Region’s Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program (the “Program”).