Mississauga (Ontario) and Backwater valves | No rebate from City
A few weeks ago - Early July 2014, A page went up on RegionOfPeel.ca website about backwater valve subsidy. I am not sure if it is applicable to folks like me that installed the valve after the July 8th flood of 2013. I am chasing down documentation and approaching the region's office to avail the subsidy. Please post your updates here. Thanks so much to the last poster to advise of the update. I had been emailing councillors for months trying to justify the need for this. I guess I wasn't the only one and maybe that had something to do with the change and this implementation. Please add your comments and experience to this thread.
As per my research Oakville and Toronto have had this rebate on sump pumps and backwater valves for years.
City of Mississauga has NO rebate on sump pumps and backwater valves till date for residential flood mitigation despite being hit hardest by the July flood.
I am polling this forum to invite comments about this serious lack of incentive/support from our city's public infrastructure. I have also found that other metros in Canada (like Winnipeg and Edmonton) have had this rebate on new installations. It baffles me that there is no rebate. If I see sufficient traction on this topic we can create petition to make the council focus on this issue.
I had one installed and although my weeping tile is still exposed to back flow the sanitary line has the backwater valve on it. I hear mostly good things about having this valve.
http://www.edmonton.ca/for_residents/fl ... ogram.aspx
http://www.winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/dr ... rogram.stm
http://www.halton.ca/living_in_halton/h ... y_program/
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/conte ... d60f89RCRD