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Weeping Tile Disconnection and Sump Pump Installation Subsidy

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In the event of heavy rainfall, weeping tiles that are directly connected to the sanitary sewer system can overload the system and may increase the risk of sewer back up and basement flooding.

What are weeping tiles?

Weeping tiles are underground pipes installed around your foundation that keep water away from your home.

What are directly connected weeping tiles?

In past construction practices, weeping tiles were directly connected to the drain inside your house, which discharges directly to the sanitary sewer system.

What is a sump pump?

A sump pump is a mechanical device that forces water away from a container,
otherwise known as a sump pit.

A typical sumb pump.
Sump Pump

What financial support will Halton Region provide?

Halton will cover 100% of the costs to disconnect weeping tiles and install a sump pump, up to a maximum of $5,000. To be eligible, the work must include disconnecting the weeping tiles from the sanitary sewer system, and residents must use a contractor from our list of authorized contractors (PDF file).

Apply for the weeping tile disconnection & sump pump installations subsidy

  1. Download both the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy application (PDF file) and the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program Waiver form (PDF file) or pick them up at the Halton Regional Centre.
  2. Choose a contractor from Halton Region’s list of authorized contractors.
  3. Apply to your local municipality for a permit to conduct work.
  4. Once the work is completed, arrange for an inspection and obtain documentation from your local municipality ensuring the work meets the Ontario Building Code standards.
  5. Submit a completed application and include the required documentation as outlined in the application form.