Subsidy Program Renewed for Sump Pump, Backup Valves

Kevin Chief
Children and Youth Minister Kevin Chief, minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg, addresses the media on Friday, March 28, 2014, during an announcement to renew the sump pump and sewer backup valve subsidy program. (CHRISD.CA)
Sump Pump
(CHRISD.CA FILE)

A program to provide subsidies to those who install a sump pump and sewer backup valve has been renewed by the city and province.

The program provides up to $3,000 or a 60 percent rebate on the costs associated with installing the flood-protection hardware.

“Nearly 3,000 Manitobans took advantage of the first subsidy program. Extending this subsidy for another year will help even more families protect their homes against possible damage that can take thousands of dollars to repair,” said Children and Youth Minister Kevin Chief, minister responsible for the City of Winnipeg.

Homeowners must hire a licenced plumber to perform the eligible labour, ensure appropriate permits are obtained and arrange for the necessary inspection of the work. Homes required by code to have a sump pump/pit and backup valve at the time of construction will not be eligible for the subsidy.


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