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 both the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program application (PDF file) and the Enhanced Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Program waiver (PDF file) forms, or pick them up at the Halton Regional Centre.
- Follow additional steps pertinent to each different subsidy program (listed below).
- Submit a completed application and include the required documentation as outlined in the application form.
- Scan and email to email@example.com
- Drop off in person at the Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville.
- Submit by mail to:
The Regional Municipality of Halton
Public Works, Wastewater Services
c/o Systems & Outreach Administrator
Woodlands Operation Centre
1179 Bronte Road, Oakville ON, L6M 4G3
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.