Backwater Valve Rebate: Toronto City 

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Backwater Valve Rebate Form TorontoSince 2013, the City of Toronto introduced flood protection rebates to a variety of plumbing projects. As a homeowner, you can get some money back for installing flood protection devices, such as sump pumps and backwater valves. Known as the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program, the City designed this initiative to assist homeowners who are taking certain steps towards reducing the potential damage that might arise from basement flooding.

Backwater valve Installation: The available subsidy is 80 per cent of the invoiced cost up to a maximum of $1,250 regardless of the number of devices installed at the property, including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes.

Sump Pump Installation: The available subsidy for these following services is 80% of a maximum of $1,750. Including the amount of installation, labour, more on the City of Toronto Sump Pump Rebate.  

During floods in Toronto, thousands of homes experience basement floods. Insurance sometimes provides some relief, but in many cases, certain situations are not covered. Since the 2013 floods, some insurers have decided not to place themselves in a position where they have to face costly settlements. Therefore, many have modified their homeowners policies to exclude basement flooding. 

Homeowners are faced with the pressure to modify their homes to reduce the risk of basement flooding. Thankfully, the backwater valve rebate makes it easier to complete the required modifications to protect their properties. .Some of the most important aspects of basement flooding prevention include:

  • Disconnecting downspouts
  • Sealing window wells
  • Backflow prevention
  • And more.

Your homeowner’s policy should be renewed if you have implemented the required preventative measures. However, you will have to prove that the work was completed by a City of Toronto backwater valve rebate. Flood protection rebates cover:

  • Backwater valve installation
  • Sump pump installation

And more

The Backwater Valve Rebate Explained

The purpose of a backwater valve is to prevent the rising water from a sewer line from entering into the basement through the floor drains. It is installed on the municipal line that exits the home. With the backwater valve rebate program, you can pay for the new backwater valve, and replace your existing valve with a new one. 

Although the City of Toronto doesn’t endorse a particular plumber to install your backwater valve, it requires specific licensing, depending on the type of work to be done. Chapter 545 of the Toronto Municipal Code governs the licensing. A plumber needs the following licenses to install a backwater valve or sump pump.

  • City of Toronto licensed Plumbing Contractor (licence #T94);
  • Plumbing & Heating Contractor (licence #T92); 
  • or Drain Contractor (license # T87);
  • a City of Toronto licensed Building Renovator (license # T85).

Hoerner Heating and Plumbing has the required licenses to perform all work subsidized by the Basement Flooding Protection Program and the Backwater Valve Rebate. We can also assist with your application. Speak to us today about your requirements.



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