Home flood proofing
The City of Edmonton is making protecting your home easier with a Backwater Valve Subsidy Program for those that are eligible.
Backflow prevention is vital in keeping your basement dry during heavy storms, and since the weather is becoming more extreme, flood proofing your home is vital for both peace of mind and insurance reasons.
A backflow valve is a valve that is placed into the main line that carries wastewater from your home to the City of Edmonton for treatment. In the event that the common drain line experiences heavy volumes it is is possible for the flow direction of wastewater becomes reversed and is pushed back towards your home.
The mainline shut-off valve closes automatically during large storms and prevents these wastes from entering your home.
If you don’t have a backflow valve when the flow reverses it will back up into your drains spilling into your basement floor and could even possibly overflow toilets, showers, and tubs.
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There are two type of Subsidy Programs being offered through the city:
The Regular Backwater Valve Subsidy Program and The Proactive Backwater Valve Subsidy Program.
A. Regular Subsidy Program Even though this program has been around since 1991
This program applies when a homeowner has experienced basement sewer backup during a storm.
To be eligible:
B. Proactive Subsidy Program
This is another great program, as it protects home and families who have not yet experienced a sanitary sewer backup. It applies when there is funding available from the Regular program. The homeowner has to submit a request with the location and flooding history to Edmonton’s Drainage Services.
To be eligible:
Following your eligibility, you will be able to have a backwater valve installed at a low cost to you.
For more information, visit the City of Edmonton’s website at Flood Proofing Programs or give us a call at 780-203-2230.
Please visit Mainline Backwater Products for more product information and styles of back flow prevention available.
Homeowners should also be wary of subsoil water issues or groundwater issues. If the grade around your homes outside does not slope away from your home you could be adding more water pressures to your home. All outside areas around your home should slope away from its walls and foundations.
Newer homes are now equipped with weeping tile and sump pumps. However older homes can have sump pumps and sump tubs added to try and mitigate water issues.