City Basements at Risk of Flooding as Rivers Rise

City of WinnipegWith higher than normal river levels and more rain in the forecast, the City of Winnipeg is warning residents for the potential of basement flooding.

The city says homeowners should check sump pumps and backwater valves and ensure drainage is directed away from homes.

The Red River is expected to rise to between 14 and 15 feet at James Avenue by Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

What can be done to protect your home?

  • Install a backwater valve and sump pit drainage system
  • Check and maintain your backwater valve and sump pit drainage system regularly
  • Improve drainage around your house

The city also reiterated its shared subsidy program with the province for an in-line backwater valve and sump pit drainage system.

— Staff


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