We understand that sometimes plumbing can seem costly but depending on where you live you could be at risk of flooding. Flooding is incredibly damaging not only to your home but also to the people living in it. Water damage left unchecked could cause the growth of mold and mildew which could make people living in your house seriously ill as well as impact the structural integrity of your home. These risks could be greatly reduced by the installation of a sump pump or backwater valve and although these upgrades might sound expensive the cost of recovering from a flood could be even greater. There is a way to lower the price on these upgrades by going through your municipality. Most offer subsidies and rebates that could reimburse you for a fair part of the costs. JLZ Plumbing has extensive experiences in assisting our clients apply for the plumbing rebates. Contact us if you have any question in the process.
Brampton offers a Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Program to eligible homeowners for $700. This helps homeowners cover the cost of installing a sanitary backwater valve to reduce basement flooding due to rainfall. A valve is one of the most effective ways to reduce flooding however, they are not suitable for every property so be mindful and contact a professional for their opinion as well as for the installation. Getting this valve also means maintenance which you can also use JLZ Plumbing for.
To receive your rebate you must submit an Application Package which includes:
Mississauga homeowners can also claim the $700 backwater valve rebate through the Peel Region but they also qualify for the Foundation Drain Collector Sump Pump Subsidy. This offers eligible homeowners the money to install a sump pump. This is an alternative to the backwater valve as it also safeguards against basement water flooding. This subsidy covers 100% of the cost of installing a sump pump, to a maximum of $6,000
To apply for this subsidy you must meet the following requirements:
Oakville and Burlington both fall under the Halton Region and this region has a number of rebates under the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy. These rebates include downspout disconnection, weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installation, backwater valve installation, and sewer lateral (pipe) lining & repair.
The region covers different amounts depending on which you choose to move forward with. For the backwater valve installation they cover 50% of the cost (up to $675). For disconnection of the weeping tile and sump pump installation they will cover 100% of the cost up to a maximum of $5,000. For the sewer lateral lining and repair the region will cover 50% of the costs up to a maximum of $2,000.
The Georgetown Water Department offers a rebate program to residents who are looking to upgrade certain household items to more energy/water efficient models. These upgrades are only applicable to high efficiency toilets, washing machines and also a smart irrigation controller. The rebate amount for each is $50.00.
The city of Markham has recently extended their Private Plumbing Protection Rebate Program to the end of April 2022. Their program includes a backwater valve installation, weeping tile disconnection and sump pump installation as well as a sanitary and storm lateral relining and repair. Property owners who have implemented these measures between June 15, 2020 and April 30, 2022 are subject to obtaining necessary pre-approval, building permits and inspections from the City. For the backwater valve installation the city offers up to $1,750 for indoor and $2,000 for outdoor. For the weeping tile disconnection they offer up to $3,000 and if you install a sump pump on top of this the rebate goes up to a maximum of $5,000. For the lateral reline/repair for both storm and sanitary the maximum is $2,500.
The city of Toronto offers a Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy which is used to take the stress off of homeowners when it comes to water damage. There are two different rebates eligible parties can apply and collect which include sump pump installation which the city will cover 80% of at a maximum of $1750 and the severing or capping weeping tile/storm sewer connection which again comes in at 80% coverage up to a maximum $400. To qualify for these there is a three step process to complete: