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Claim Your Mississauga Backwater Valve Rebate

Weather experts have predicted what is becoming increasingly obvious: We will be seeing more intense rain storms in Ontario. Basement flooding is a common issue homeowners experience with heavy rains, and that's why the Peel Region offers a $700 rebate on backwater valve installations until December 31, 2015.

Why Install a Backwater Valve?

Back water Valve

The Region has recommended that homeowners assess their needs to determine whether a backwater valve is required. Making the right decision may require time and some skill, and if you're unsure about it, you may require the assistance of a licensed plumber from Anta Plumbing.

Backwater valves are designed to prevent wastewater from backing up into the basement. Not all homes require a backwater valve, but if it is required, proper installation and ongoing maintenance will be required.

Am I Eligible for a Missisauga Backwater Valve Rebate?

  • Do you live in Mississauga?

  • Have you reported basement flooding due to a rain storm?

  • Can you provide proof of an insurance claim resulting from flooding?

  • Do you live in an area that is prone to flooding?

If you have not received a rebate or subsidy through previous basement flooding remediation programs from the Region of Peel and you are able to prove flood-related insurance claims by means of an "Experience Letter" from your insurer, you may be entitled to a rebate.

Rebate program requirements include:

  • disconnecting all your downspouts, or signing an Acknowledgement and Release;

  • applying for a building permit from Mississauga, the Town of Caledon, or City of Brampton;

  • ensuring that your 'normally open type' sanitary backwater valve is installed according to the Ontario Building Code;

  • having a municipal inspector inspect the backwater valve inspected and the permit signed.

  • submitting an application form for the Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Program, as well as an application for the Downspout Disconnection Rebate.

Mississauga Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Program: Step by Step Instructions

Follow these steps to claim your rebate.

1. Confirm that you are eligible for a rebate by calling 905-791-7800, ext. 4409.

2. Hire a licensed plumber from Anta Plumbing to asses whether you require a backwater valve.

3. Ask the plumber to inspect your home's entire plumbing system, as well as your downspouts. He will look at the following:

Connections to your sanitary sewer lines. Some might be sewer connections, but there may be connections from sources of clean water, sump pumps and weeping tiles. Upon request, he may provide a drawing of the various connections.

Weeping Tiles

Weeping tiles. We will check whether the weeping tiles are connected to the lateral sanitary sewer pipe, downstream from the valve, which could force wastewater into your weeping tiles.


Downspouts. He will assess whether the all the downspouts are connected to weeping tiles, and whether they can be disconnected, or whether the downspouts or eave troughs should be rerouted in order to cause full disconnection.

Installation Point

Installation point. He will assess the best place for sanitary back valve installation, which could be inside or right outside the home, in a spot that is as close as possible to the foundation wall.

Additional devices. In some cases, sump pumps and pits should be installed to further prevent flooding.

Recommendation. The plumber will assess whether the recommended valve meets Section of the Ontario Building Code, and whether it is a 'normally open' type.

4. Once your home has been approved for backwater valve installation, you need to properly disconnect all downspouts. If this is not possible, you will have to sign the Acknowledgement and Release section of the application form.

You may also be eligible for a Downspout Disconnection Rebate of up to $100.

5. Apply and pay for your building permit from your local municipality.

6. Let Anta Plumbing licensed plumbers install your backwater valve.

7. Once the backwater valve is installed, ask your municipality's building inspector to sign off on the building permit and to include the model number of your sanitary backwater valve on the permit.

8. Send the following documents to the subsidy program, making sure that you keep a copy for your own records:

Sanitary Backwater Valve application form (PDF, 740KB)

Downspout Disconnection application form (PDF,69KB) your signed building permit.

The address is:
Sanitary Backwater Valve Subsidy Program
2 Copper Road
Brampton, ON L6T 4W5

9. Be available to a visual inspection of your downspouts, when the Region calls in response to your application.

10. Once your application has been approved, the Region will mail you a cheque in 6-8 weeks.

Backwater valves offer no guarantee against flooding, but in most cases, are highly effective in protecting your valuable possessions and your property against water damage.

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