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RFG PLUMBING 
13007 Hyland Side Road 
Essex, ON N8M 2X6

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BASEMENT FLOOD REBATE PROGRAM. 

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What is the Basement Flooding Protection Rebate Program (BFP)?

The City of Windsor makes improvements annually to the complex system of underground pipes, sewers and catch basins. However, these improvements alone cannot completely protect a home from basement flooding. With increasingly frequent and severe weather events related to climate change, it is essential that residents take the appropriate action to reduce the risk of basement flooding on their own private property.
The City is offering residents a financial subsidy to install a sump pump with sump pump overflow and/or backwater valve(s) and/or disconnect foundation drains from the floor drain.

Backwater Valve & Sump Pump Installation Package

Call RFG Plumbing today for more information and to find out if you qualify for the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program (BFP) rebate. Learn more about the program and other rebate programs in Essex County and surrounding area.

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Applicants must be pre-approved by the city and have a pre-inspection.

Windsor, Essex Tecumseh, LaSalle, Lakeshore, Wheatley, Amherstburg, Harrow, Colchester, Kingsville and Leamington.

 Visit the Flooding page for more information  on how to reduce basement flooding. 

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy (BFP) Program at a Glance:

• Subsidies for eligible work are 

  subject to available funding and

  provided on a first-come, first

  served basis.
 

• The Maximum Eligible Subsidy

   Limit is $2,800 per Home/Unit:
 

• Install backwater valve(s)     

   (licensed plumber required) -

   Up to 100 percent of cost,

   ($1,000 maximum).
 

• Install sump pump with sump

  pump overflow and disconnect

  floor drains - Up to 100 percent

  of cost, ($1,750 maximum).

• Install only sump pump overflow

  to discharge outside to surface

  (applies to existing sump pumps

  only) - Up to 100 percent of cost,

  ($300 maximum).

 

• Install backwater valve and sump

  pump with sump pump overflow -

  Up to 100 percent of cost,

  ($2,800 maximum).
 

• Disconnect foundation drains from

  floor drain and/or dye testing and

  camera work as required -

  Up to 100 percent of cost,

  ($400 maximum).

What this program does

not cover:

• The replacement of an existing

   sump pump.

 

• The upgrade of a sump pump.

 

• The addition of another

   sump pump.
 

• A back-up sump-pump.
 

• Work performed for which

  a permit cannot be obtained.
 

• Supply and installation of a

  electro-pneumatic backwater

  valve.
 

• The replacement of a back-up

  valve (except cast-iron

  would qualify).

All eligible basement flooding protection work must be performed by a contractor/licensed 

plumber or master plumber. The plumber or master plumber should be able to present a current City of Windsor Licence. If you have any concerns about whether or not the plumber is licensed, please contact the City's Licensing Department at (519) 255-6200.

 

• If a backwater valve is installed by a contractor, a licensed plumber must certify its installation.

 

• If a sump pump is installed, please ensure the disconnection and capping of leads from the foundation drains to the floor drains.

 

• Any work performed by the homeowner themselves does not qualify for subsidy.

 

• Disputes with respect to qualifying work will be resolved by the City Engineer and/or the Chief Building Official or their designate.

 

• The contractor must use material or fittings that are approved by the Ontario Building Code.

 

• A building plumbing permit and an approved final inspection must be obtained for backwater valve and sump pump installations.

 

• The contractor must obtain the permit within one year of receiving City of Windsor Inspector approval to proceed with eligible work under the program.

Apply for the program by submitting an online Application Form, or if you have a paper copy, you can mail it to:

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program

Engineering - Development and Right-of-Way,

350 City Hall Square West,

Suite 210 Windsor, Ontario

N9A 6S1

Phone: For general information, call 311. For additional inquiries, call (519) 255-6257.

Email: 311@citywindsor.ca

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program (BFP)

Download the booklet to learn more about the

Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program.

The information above was excerpted from the City of Windsor website, as of June 11, 2019. Before proceeding with this program, please visit www.citywindsor.ca or call 519-255-6257 to ensure that you are have access to the most up-to-date program details.

Pre-Qualification Application Form

Subsidy Requirements

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FLOOD REBATE PROGRAM. 

RFG Plumbing Backwater Valve & Sump Pump Installation Package.