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Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program

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Flooding can happen when you least expect it. Halton Region has invested millions of dollars in optimizing the wastewater sewer system throughout the region. These improvements ensure that the Region’s wastewater sewer system is more resilient to impacts of climate change, including more frequent and severe localized wet weather.

Our Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program makes it easier and more affordable for residents to make improvements that can help reduce the risk flooding. Find out what subsidies are available:

 

What is the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program?

This program offers financial support for residents who make the necessary improvements on the private side to prevent storm water from entering the wastewater system and to reduce the risk of flooding from sewer backup.

Animation illustrating proper basement flooding prevention.
Animation illustrating improper basement flooding prevention.

Flood Prevention - Additional Information

  • Ensure your yard slopes 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.
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