1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
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Toll free: 1-866-442-5866
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An overloaded sewer (known as surcharging) usually happens during severe rainstorms. Sewers can become overloaded due to excessive water flow from:
Halton Region is now offering a one-time Basement Flood Prevention Subsidy, up to a maximum of $2,725.00, to assist:
Halton residents who have a history of basement floods caused by a backup or surcharge of the sanitary sewer system.
Halton residents who have not experienced flooding but would like to correct improper storm water connections and install a backwater valve.
A one-time subsidy up to a maximum of $2,725.00 is available. Please see the table below for a breakdown of the maximum allowance.
* Homeowners will only quality for this subsidy if they have demonstrated they do not have any downspout or weeping tile/foundation drain connections to the sanitary sewer or coinciding with measures to eliminate these connections.
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Provide the signed application and waiver form to the Regional Representative, at the time of the household drainage survey, or deliver by mail or in person to:
The Regional Municipality of Halton
Public Works & Engineering Services
C/O Matt Stefanik, Program Coordinator
1075 North Service Road West, Unit 27
Oakville, Ontario L6M 2G2
The Program Coordinator will confirm by telephone that the application and waiver forms have been received.
Note: Homeowners who have backwater valves installed should refrain from using water inside the home during severe rainstorms since these flows may not be able to enter the sanitary sewer system if there is a surcharge (backup) of the sanitary sewer system. This could lead to water backing up into the basement. This is because the backwater valve will be closed during a surcharge condition.
The Mainline Fullport Backwater Valve is currently the only backwater valve approved in the Province of Ontario for home installation on the main sanitary sewer lateral. It comes with a clear cover which allows you to inspect the sewer drain's performance during heavy rainstorms.
You can learn more about the Mainline Fullport Backwater Valve by contacting:
Mainline Backflow Products Inc.
Toll Free: 877-734-8691
For additional information on the Basement Flood Prevention Subsidy Program, please contact the Program Coordinator Matt Stefanik at 905-825-6000 ext. 7918.
For problems or questions regarding this site, please email Halton
or dial 311 or 905-825-6000
Toll free 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) | TTY: 905-827-9833
Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .