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Flood Risk Reduction Rebate Program

Application Process

Applications for the Flood Risk Reduction Rebate Program are now being accepted.

Click here to access the online application form

 

Click here for printable form

 

Paper copies of the application are also available at the Municipal Works office, 1225 Ontario Street.

 

Additional Resources

 

Flood Risk Reduction Rebate

Cornwall City Council has approved the a new flood risk reduction rebate program to provide assistance to homeowners in flooding-affected areas.

The objectives of the program are:

  • Reduce risk of flooding caused by sewer back-ups
  • Reduce contribution from storm run-off and groundwater to the municipal sanitary sewer network 
  • Encourage open dialogue between City staff and residents about flooding causes and protection

  

Program Components
ComponentRebate (of eligible costs)
Downspout disconnectionLesser of $100 or 80 %
Backwater valve (home interior)Lesser of $500 or 80 %
Backwater valve (home exterior)Lesser of $1,000 or 80 %
Foundation drain disconnectionLesser of $2,000 or 80 %
Lot gradingLesser of $500 or 80 %
Maximum = $3,600

 

Rebate Components 


Eavestrough downspout disconnection

Downspout disconnection (with plugging of connection to sanitary sewer) and re-routing to surface drainage or other suitable outlet. The available subsidy is the lesser of $100 or 80% of eligible costs. The City may, at its
discretion, disallow other rebates if downspouts remain connected (or are suspected of being connected) to the sanitary sewer.

 

Backwater valve installation

Interior
Certified backwater valve (home interior) installation. The available subsidy is the lesser of $500 or 80% of eligible costs. Homeowners are also encouraged to undertake the foundation drain disconnection (if necessary) to reduce the risk of a possible self-flooding condition.

Exterior
Certified backwater valve (home exterior) installation. The available subsidy is the lesser of $1,000 or 80% of eligible costs. Homeowners are also encouraged to undertake the foundation drain disconnection (if necessary) to reduce the risk of a possible self-flooding condition

 

Foundation drain disconnection

Foundation drain disconnection from sanitary sewer and either re-routing to sump pit with sump pump installation and surface discharge, or re-directing outlet to storm sewer. The available subsidy is the lesser of $2,000 or 80% of eligible costs.

 

Lot grading improvements

Lot grading improvements (shed water away from the foundation). The available subsidy is the lesser of $500 or 80% of eligible costs.

 


 

 

Application Process

  1. Fill out the application. (Available online by clicking here or in paper form at the Municipal Works office)
    Submit to: Infrastructure & Municipal Works Department, ATTN: Flood Risk Reduction Rebate Program
  2. Allow one week for the City to contact you regarding your application.  Applications will be prioritized and a site visit will be scheduled with City staff. 
  3. Contact a licensed plumber or certified contractor to complete the appropriate upgrade(s). Permits must be obtained from: Permits Office, 100 Water St. E., Civic Complex. 
  4. Schedule rebate inspection upon completion of work.
  5. Submit rebate form to:

    Infrastructure & Municipal Works Department
    1225 Ontario Street
    Cornwall, Ontario
    K6H 4E1
    ATTN: Flood Risk Reduction Rebate Program

  6. The City will endeavour to issue a rebate within four to six weeks.
  7. Upon request, the City will provide a summary letter to the resident of upgrades undertaken.

For questions contact Tracy Gordon, Flood Risk Program Coordinator 613-930-2787 ext. 2271

 

Homeowners should note that some upgrades under the Rebate Program will require a permit and inspection to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code. This process is administered by The Permits Office and is separate from the Flood Risk Reduction Rebate Program. 

Please call the Permits Office for more information: 613-930-2787 ext. 2323

 

 

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