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Chair's Corner


Helping residents protect their homes from basement flooding

Mar 21, 2019
Animation illustrating improper basement flooding prevention.
Animation illustrating improper basement flooding prevention.

Basement flooding can cause significant damage to homes and leave homeowners with costly repair bills. With more severe and unpredictable wet weather in southern Ontario, Halton Region remains committed to making it easier and more affordable for residents to make proactive home improvements that can reduce the risk of basement flooding.

Our Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program helps Halton residents with the cost of improvements that can prevent wastewater backup and protect public infrastructure, homes and neighbourhoods from flooding.

I encourage residents to take advantage of the four subsidies we offer:

Downspout disconnection
100% of the eligible costs to disconnect your downspouts from the sanitary sewer system, up to a maximum of $500.

Weeping tile disconnection and sump pump installation
100% of the costs to disconnect weeping tiles and install a sump pump, up to a maximum of $5,000.

Backwater valve installation
50% of the cost to install a backwater valve inside your home, up to a maximum of $675.

Sewer lateral (pipe) lining and repair
50% of the costs to repair your sewer lateral (pipe), up to a maximum of $2,000.


Halton Region continues to make investments to ensure Regional water and wastewater infrastructure provides residents and businesses with a high level of service. This includes $1.2 billion dedicated to system improvements over the next 10 years to ensure public infrastructure is in a state of good repair and resilient to the impacts of climate change.

Together, we can help protect your most valuable asset and ensure Halton remains a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire. To apply for a subsidy or read our Flood Prevention Guide, which offers additional tips to protect your home from flooding, visit