With the increase in severe weather experienced throughout Ontario, Municipalities are upgrading their stormwater management and drainage systems to help protect the environment and reduce the risk of flooding to private property.
These improvements ensure that the Municipalities stormwater management and drainage systems, as well as wastewater sewer systems, are more resilient to impacts of climate change, including more frequent and severe localized wet weather.
To augment these initiatives, several Municipalities throughout Ontario offer Basement Flooding Prevention Subsidy Programs which make it easier and more affordable for residents to make improvements that can help reduce the risk of flooding caused by severe rainstorms.
Additionally, sewers may also become overloaded due to excessive water from downspouts, weeping tiles, foundation drains, or sump pumps connected to sanitary sewers.
Funding is available in:
Funding initiatives differ per Municipality and are offered for: