This initiative addresses the increasing pressures placed on sewer systems during major storm events, and is tackling the issue of flooding by conducting basement projects across the GTA.
Residential homeowners can obtain subsidies of up to $3,400 for the installation of flood protection devices such as backwater valves and sump pumps. Prior to implementing these devices, an environmental assessment is conducted in which sewer systems and surrounding landscapes are thoroughly examined.
The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program also connects with local community members regarding basement flooding construction activities. A map created by the Program outlines basement flooding studies that have been completed and are currently in progress throughout the city.