Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program

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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.

What is the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program?

Halton Region and communities across the country are adapting to the effects of climate change, including more frequent and severe wet weather. Halton Region’s Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program offers financial support and access to pre-qualified contractors for residents who are making the improvements that can reduce the risk of basement flooding.

4 subsidy programs to help you protect your home

Downspout disconnection

A downspout is an aluminium pipe that is connected to your eavestroughs. A disconnected downspout effectively directs water away from the foundation of your home.

Learn more about the downspout disconnection subsidy


Weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installation

Weeping tiles are underground pipes installed around your foundation that keep water away from your home. A sump pump is connected to the weeping tiles (pipe) to pump water away from your foundation during heavier rainfall.

Learn more about the weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installation subsidy

Backwater valve installation

A backwater valve is installed on your sewer lateral (underground pipe) to effectively send wastewater to the municipal sanitary sewer system.

Learn more about the backwater valve installation subsidy


Sewer lateral (pipe) lining & repair

These underground pipes, in a state-of-good-repair, effectively carry wastewater away from your home and connect to the municipal wastewater sewer system.

Learn more about the sewer later (pipe) lining & repair subsidy


Additional information about flood prevention and recovery

In addition to the subsidy programs, Halton has invested $3.2 million in wastewater sewer system improvements in areas impacted by past flooding events. These improvements ensure that the Region’s sanitary sewer systems can withstand more frequent and severe wet weather and protect communities from flooding.

Here are some additional tips to be prepared and protect your home and community from flooding

  • Ensure your yard slops 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.
  • Download A Guide to Flooding Prevention & Recovery (PDF file) or call 311 to request a copy.