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Foundation Drain Collector (FDC) Sump Pump Subsidy Program

Foundation Drain Collector (FDC) Sump Pump Subsidy Program

A sump pump subsidy program has been established to assist homeowners that live on streets serviced by the municipal foundation drain collector (FDC) system and provide an additional safeguard against basement water infiltration.  The City is offering eligible homeowners a financial subsidy to install a sump pump with up to 100 per cent of the cost, to a maximum of $6,000 per household.

To assist homeowners in making a well-informed decision on installing a sump pump, we recommend that homeowners refer to the ‘Handbook for Reducing Basement Flooding’ by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR).

Eligibility Requirements:

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Homeowners must complete an application form and meet all five of the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the sump pump subsidy: The property must be located on a street that is serviced by the municipal foundation drain collector (FDC) system. To confirm if your property is located on a street serviced by the FDC system, please call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (if outside City limits), between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Friday. A figure showing approximate extents of the FDC system is available here Sump pump was installed on or after January 1, 2008

Sump pump was installed by a plumber licensed in Ontario and with a City of Mississauga business licence.

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To confirm if your plumber is licensed by the City of Mississauga, please call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (if outside City limits), between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm from Monday to Friday Original copies of invoice(s) or receipt(s) for the full cost of the sump pump installation are attached to the completed application form and show: Address of the sump pump installation

Name and business licence number of the Contractor

Cost breakdown of all charges

Total amount paid

Payment in full indicated by the Contractor

Owner has read and agrees to the Terms & Conditions for Subsidy Funding attached to the application form.

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Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

With increasingly frequent severe weather events, it is essential that homeowners take appropriate action to reduce the risk of basement flooding.

The City offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a subsidy of up to $3,400 per property to install flood protection devices. Eligible work includes: Installation of a backwater valve.

Installation of a sump pump.

Severance and capping of a home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.

Disconnecting the downspouts from your property’s eavestrough system is not eligible for a subsidy.

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Backwater valve

Installation or replacement of backwater valve.

Installation of alarm for backwater valve.

The available subsidy is 80 per cent 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.

A Building Permit is required to install a backwater valve. The valve must pass inspection by the City of Toronto building inspector, in order to be eligible for the subsidy.

You must also consent at the time of the building inspection or at the request of the City:

To provide City access to the backwater valve to verify that installation has been completed in accordance with the requirements and conditions of the Program.

 

To the City taking photographs, video and digital images of backwater valves.

See what backwater valves look like and how they work.

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Sump pump

Installation or replacement of sump pump.

Installation of alarm for sump pump.

Installation of back-up power for sump pump.

The available subsidy is 80 per cent 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.

Note: Be sure to maintain basement flooding protection devices according to manufacturer instructions. Keeping these devices in good working order is an important step in protecting your home against basement flooding. See what sump pumps look like and how and they work.

Foundation drain (weeping tile) pipe severance and capping

Disconnection of foundation drains (weeping tiles) from the City’s sewer system by severing and capping the underground sewer connection.

The available subsidy is 80 per cent of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $400 including eligible labour, materials and taxes.

You must be the registered owner of a single-family residential, duplex or triplex property within the City of Toronto.

The property must not have exceeded the lifetime maximum subsidy amount for each eligible installation.

The subsidy is available only to existing homes, not homes in the planning stages or under construction The downspouts from the property’s eavestrough must be disconnected from the City’s sewer system or you must have applied to the City for an exemption.

All front yard paved areas of the property, including parking pads, must comply with the City’s Zoning By-law requirements.

You must submit your application within one year of completion of the installation of the flood protection device.

Your contractor(s) and any sub-contractor(s) who performed the installation of flood prevention device(s) must possess a valid license from the City of Toronto for the installation work, at the time of installation.

Original invoices from the licensed contractor(s) and any sub-contractor(s) who performed the installation of the flood prevention device(s) must be provided with your application.

You must not have any outstanding taxes or debts owed to the City of Toronto at the time your application is processed.

Submitting an application does not guarantee a subsidy. Subsidies are issued on a “first-come, first-serve” basis, and are subject to annual funding approved by City Council.

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Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program In Halton

Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program

Flooding can happen when you least expect it. Halton is making it easier and more affordable to protect your home through 4 subsidy programs. Take advantage of this support and let us help you protect your most valuable asset.

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What is the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program?

4 subsidy programs to help you protect your home

Downspout disconnection subsidy

Weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installation subsidy

Backwater valve installation subsidy

Sewer lateral (pipe) lining & repair subsidy

Additional information about flood prevention & recovery

Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program

What is the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program?

Halton Region has invested millions of dollars in optimizing the wastewater sewer system throughout the region. These improvements ensure that the Region’s wastewater sewer system is more resilient to impacts of climate change, including more frequent and severe localized wet weather. To further withstand the impacts of climate change, Regional Council have endorsed the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program. The program offers financial support for residents who are making the improvements on the private side, that removes unnecessary storm water from entering the municipal wastewater system and reduces the risk of flooding in their basement from sewer backup.

4 subsidy programs to make protecting your home easier and more affordable

Downspout disconnection

Downspouts are the pipes connected to your eavestroughs that collect water from your roof and directs it to the ground or to a drain below ground. A disconnected downspout is one that is attached to your house and discharges to the lawn or other permeable surfaces at a suitable distance away from the outside wall. Disconnected downspouts significantly reduces the amount of rainwater that gets into the sewer system, which will reduce the risk of sewer backup and basement flooding. Learn more Weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installation

Weeping tiles are underground pipes installed around your foundation of your home. The weeping tile collects groundwater or rainwater that enters the ground, during a rainfall, and directs it to a sump pit installed inside your basement. Within the pit, a sump pump takes the water and discharges it outside and away from your house. Learn more Backwater valve installation

A backwater valve is a device installed on your sewer lateral that prevents wastewater from re-entering your house.

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Sewer lateral (pipe) lining & repair

This is the pipe that carries wastewater away from your home to the municipal wastewater sewer, which is typically located under the street.

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Additional information about flood prevention and recovery

Download A Guide to Flooding

Prevention & Recovery (PDF file)

or call 311 to request a copy.

Here are some additional tips to be prepared and protect your home and community from flooding Ensure your yard slopes away from your house, not towards it.

Ensure that eavestroughs (gutters) and downspouts are clear and drain properly.

Keep floor drains inside your home clear.

Ensure window wells are free of debris.

Install weather protection sealant around basement windows and the base of ground-level doors.

Assemble an emergency kit – flooding can happen when you least expect it.

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Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

This Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

program provides loan financing for the installation of an approved backwater valve and sump pump in a resident’s house and is subject to the following guidelines: i) An interest free loan, not to exceed $3,000, with repayment in equal amounts added to the resident’s quarterly water and sewer bill. The repayment term is not to exceed 3 years.

Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

ii) Loans are advanced upon receipt of original invoices for eligible expenses incurred by the homeowner for eligible contracting services relating to the installation of a sump pump and approved backwater valve.

iii) The installation has been approved by a municipal plumbing inspector.

Qualification Criteria for Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

 A one-time loan up to a maximum of $3,000 is available to eligible property owners who have experienced a sanitary sewerage flooding in the basement of their homes as a result of flooding events. Eligible costs include labour and materials related to the installation of an approved backwater valve and the installation of a sump pump.

Basement Flooding Loan Program Resulting From a Sanitary Sewer Backup

 There is currently one backwater valve approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in accordance with the Building Code for use in the Province of Ontario. It is the Mainline Fullport Backwater Valve with a clear cover. Your contractor must verify in writing that this model has been installed at your property. Sump pump systems must meet current Building Code requirements.

 Owners of properties zoned as residential, are eligible for a loan if they can demonstrate that they have experienced a basement flooding at their residence.

 The loan is available only to existing homes, not new homes in the planning stages or currently under construction.

NOTE: Submitted documents/pictures will become property of the Regional Municipality of Durham. Please make and retain necessary copies prior to submitting loan application.

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