The Region of Peel is now offering a Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program in your area.
Disconnecting your downspouts may help protect your home from future flooding and reduce the risk of basement flooding in your neighbourhood.
Rebates up to a maximum of $100 per home are available for approved disconnections.
The rebate is available until June 30, 2016. Downspout disconnection will become mandatory for homes built prior to 1975. In the future, homes with downspouts that remain connected to the sewer system may be subject to fines.
A Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Program is also available to homes in Peel who have experienced basement flooding. This program provides eligible homeowners with a rebate of up to $700 for the installation of an approved backwater valve. This rebate is available until Dec. 31, 2015.
For more information and instructions on how to disconnect your downspouts, visit peelregion.ca/flooding or call 905-791-7800, ext. 4409