City Outlines Details of Flood Protection Subsidy Program

The City of Winnipeg has provided criteria for the basement flood protection subsidy program. (CHRISD.CA)

The City of Winnipeg is providing details on how residents can quality for the sump pump and backwater valve subsidy program announced earlier this week.

While the program still requires full council approval, the shared program between the city and province will subsidize 60 percent of installations.

The program is being offered on a first-come, first-served basis up to $1 million.

To be eligible for the maximum $3,000 including eligible labour, materials, permit and taxes, applicants must:

  • Have been the current owner of a residential building (single family home, duplex, multi-family) serviced by a City of Winnipeg wastewater sewer at the time of the eligible installation.
  • Not have outstanding taxes or debts owed to the City of Winnipeg at the time the application is processed.
  • Have installed an in-line backwater valve approved by the Manitoba Plumbing Code and/or a sump pit drainage system with a final inspection date on or after May 1, 2010.
  • Hire a plumbing contractor currently licensed by the City of Winnipeg to perform the eligible installation.
  • Ensure that appropriate permits are obtained from the Planning, Property and Development Department, and arrange for the necessary inspection of the eligible installation. The in-line backwater valve or sump pit drainage system must be installed to function as designed.
  • Ensure water collected in the sump pit drainage system is drained in compliance with the City of Winnipeg Lot Grading By-Law.

Application forms will not be available until the program is approved by council.

Further information on the program can be obtained by visiting or calling 311.