About Weeping Tile Disconnection and Sump Pump System Installation
Underground pipes installed around the foundation of your home, called weeping tiles, collect groundwater in order to drain it away from the foundation of your home. In older homes, weeping tiles may drain into the sanitary sewer system. Halton encourages homeowners to disconnect their weeping tiles from the sanitary sewer system and re-connect them to a sump pump system. This improvement will significantly reduce the amount of storm water entering into the wastewater system resulting in a reduced risk of basement flooding due to sewer backup.
Weeping Tile Disconnection Authorized Contractors List
Homeowners will only be eligible for the 100% Weeping Tile Disconnection subsidy if the work has been competed by one of the following authorized contractors:
The work completed by a contractor is based upon an agreement between the homeowner and contractor. The Region is not responsible for any damages, losses or misconduct performed by your chosen contractor. For more details, please reference the Regional Municipality of Halton Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program waiver form. It is recommended that homeowners obtain multiple quotes and request and follow up with the contractor’s references. Please note the Better Business Bureau is also available for homeowners to obtain reliability reports on contractors.
For more information about how you can get on the Weeping Tile Disconnection Authorized Contractors list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
Apply to the program
- Download the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program application form (PDF file) and the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program waiver form (PDF file) for the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program.
- Follow additional steps pertinent to each different subsidy program.
- Submit a completed application form and waiver form, along with the required documentation outlined in the application form using one of the methods listed below. Residents are encouraged to send applications by email or by mail at this time:
- Place in the drop-box at Halton Regional Centre: Place the application form in the drop-box available at the front of Halton Regional Centre, located at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. Note: Halton Regional Facility and Woodlands Operations Centre are currently closed to the public as of Monday, March 23.
Halton will cover 100% of the costs to disconnect weeping tiles and install a sump pump system, 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.