Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program In Toronto
As a community Toronto Plumbing Company, we want to make sure Toronto homeowners are up to date with the programs that help reduce their home maintenance and repair expenses. On this page, we will be posting municipal programs, as they become available.
Take a close look at Basement Flooding Subsidy Program running by City of Toronto. To assist homeowners, the City offers owners of single-family, duplex and triplex residential homes a financial subsidy of up to $3,200 per property to install flood protection devices including a back-water valve, sump pump, and pipe severance and capping of the home’s storm sewer or external weeping tile connection.
BASEMENT FLOODING PROTECTION SUBSIDY PROGRAM
City of Toronto is working to make improvements to its complex system of underground pipes, sewers and catchbasins, but these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding.
With climate change causing severe storms to occur more frequently, homeowners must also take action to reduce their risk of basement flooding. The City offers program that can help.
Through the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program, owners of single-family, duplex or triplex residential homes can receive a financial subsidy of up to $3200,00 per property for implementing flood protection measures such as back-water valves, sump pumps, pipe severance, capping of the home’s storm sewer connection, and more.
Available subsidy =80% of the invoices cost up to a maximum of $1,250 including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.
Available subsidy =80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,750 including eligible labour, materials and taxes.
Back-Water Valve + Sump Pump
Available subsidy =80% of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $2,800 including eligible labour, materials and taxes.
Available subsidy = a maximum of $400 including eligible labour, materials and taxes.
Each building, residential, commercial or industrial, has connections to the sewer along the street. A connection consists of two sections. The section from the street sewer to the street/property line is the responsibility of the city. The other section, leading from the street line to the building, is the responsibility of the property owner.
Drain problems are usually a sign of an older sewer system in need of repair or replacement. The sewers leak into the surrounding area and attract the tree roots, with what they need most; water, nutrients and air. Old clay tiles were used at one time, they break down and should be replaced with water-tight PVC piping. Significant trees can have a root system at least 2 or 3 times the drip line.
The City of Toronto’s Works and Emergency Services (WES) Department has a brochure entitled “Blocked Sewer Connections -action steps for blocked sewer connections on your property”. The general phone number is (416) 396-7372 and the website is http://www.toronto.ca/water/sewers/index.htm. Grant assistance is available if the roots of a City-owned tree are blocking the sewer connection pipe between a home’s exterior foundation wall and the property line.