Backwater Valve Rebate - Toronto Ontario

Protect Your Home From Basement Flooding Damage

 


The City of Toronto has been hard at work, making improvements to the complex underground plumbing systems and upgrading catch basins, sewers, and underground pipes. However, you should not rely on that alone to protect your basement from being flooded. That’s why we are providing customer with exciting information about obtaining a Backwater Valve Rebate.

 

Severe weather conditions have been on the increase due to global warming, and that increases the importance of homeowners taking the required actions to reduce the risks of basement flooding.

 

In order to help property owners, the city offers backwater valve rebates to owners of residential homes who install backwater valves, sump pumps and other flood protection devices on their properties.

 

To qualify for the rebate, your plumbing contractor must hold a valid City of Toronto plumbing licence for the specific work performed, as different contractors are licensed and eligible to perform different types of plumbing work.

 

Plumbing and Heating contractors, such as Hoerner Heating & Plumbing, are licensed to perform:

 

 

Additionally, in order to be eligible for the backwater valve rebate, your application must meet all the conditions of the subsidy. Therefore, it is important to work with a reputable, licensed City of Toronto licensed contractor.

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Backwater Valve Rebate - Eligible Work

 

Now is the time to take advantage of the opportunity to protect your home and get a backwater valve rebate at the same time. Eligible work includes:

 

  • backwater valve installation
  • replacement of your existing backwater valve
  • backwater valve alarm installation
  • sump pump installation
  • replacement of your sump pump
  • sump pump alarm installation
  • installation of backup power for your sump pump
  • disconnecting weeping tiles from the City's sewer system

 

Disconnecting your home's downspouts from the eavestrough is not eligible for a subsidy.

 

Conditions of the Backwater Valve Rebate

Note Hoerner has only summarized what the city has indicated, please read rebate full details here. We are not responsible for the rebate and this information is only to help you.  So it’s important you fully understand conditions via The City of Toronto.

 

  1. Only existing homes are eligible for the backwater valve rebate and not those under construction or in the planning stages.
  2. Only the registered owner of a home within the City of Toronto are eligible.
  3. The maximum subsidy value for each eligible installation on the property must not have been exceeded.
  4. The property's downspouts must be disconnected from the City of Toronto sewer system, or you must hold an exemption.
  5. The City's zoning laws must be adhered to with regards to all paved front yard areas.
  6. A building permit must be obtained from the City for all backwater valve installations, and a City of Toronto building inspector must inspect and approve the installation before an application can be made.
  7. The application must be submitted within 12 months of the completion of the installation of your flood protection device.
  8. The homeowner must agree at the time of the installation, during the building inspection or otherwise at the City's request:
  9.  
    1. a) to consent the City access to flood protection devices in order to verify the installation and that it meets the conditions and requirements of the backwater valve rebate program.
    2. b) to consent to City of Toronto personnel taking photos, videos or other digital images of the devices to which the backwater valve rebate applies.

 

10.          Installers of flood protection devices must possess valid City of Toronto licences and be eligible to install the devices.

11.          All original invoices for the installation of the flood prevention device(s) must be included with the application for a backwater valve rebate.

12.          The applicant must have no outstanding debts or taxes owed to the City of Toronto during the application  process.

 

Backwater Valve Rebate - Eligible Work

 

Now is the time to take advantage of the opportunity to protect your home and get a backwater valve rebate at the same time. Eligible work includes:

 

  • backwater valve installation
  • replacement of your existing backwater valve
  • backwater valve alarm installation
  • sump pump installation
  • replacement of your sump pump
  • sump pump alarm installation
  • installation of backup power for your sump pump
  • disconnecting weeping tiles from the City's sewer system

 

Disconnecting your home's downspouts from the eavestrough is not eligible for a subsidy.

 

Applying for a backwater valve rebate does not guarantee that you will receive a subsidy, as it subject to annual funding of the City Council and works on a first-come, first served basis.

 

Applying for a Backwater Valve Rebate Read more Here

 

1. Obtain a permit from City of Toronto Building Division

 

Toronto City Hall

100 Queen Street West

416-397-5330

Wards: 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32

 

North York District

North York Civic Centre

5100 Yonge Street

416-397-5330

Wards: 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25, 26, 33, 34

 

Etobicoke York District

2 Civic Centre Court

416-397-5330

Wards: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 17

 

Scarborough District

Scarborough Civic Centre

150 Borough Drive

416-397-5330

Wards: 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44

 

2.  Book your installation with Hoerner Heating & Plumbing

 

We are fully licensed and to complete your flooding protection installation according to the conditions of the backwater valve rebate program.

 

3.  Request an inspection

 

Toronto Building must inspect your backwater valve installation.  This should be done before the work is covered or enclosed, to enable the inspector to confirm that the installation meets the requirements of the Building Code.

 

4.  Complete your application

 

Download the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program application form.

Include the original invoices received from Hoerner Heating and Plumbing. Your invoices will show an itemized breakdown of costs and should be marked "paid in full".

 

5. Mail the completed application with supporting documents to:

 

Basement Flooding Protection

Subsidy Program

City of Toronto

PO Box 15266 STN BRM B

Toronto, ON M7Y 2W1

 

Toronto Building will review your application to determine whether your installation is eligible for a backwater valve rebate. Incomplete applications will be returned. The City will notify you of the outcome of your application by mail.



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