Bolton Regional Councillor Good to Know

Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program

The Region of Peel is now offering a Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program.

If your home’s downspouts are connected to the sewer system (your downspouts go into the ground), you may be eligible for a rebate of $25 per downspout disconnected, to a maximum of $75 per home. The rebate is available until June 30, 2015, when disconnecting your downspouts may become mandatory.

Disconnection of your downspouts may help protect your home from flooding during future storms, such as the one experienced on July 8, 2013.

By disconnecting your downspouts you:

• keep excess water out of the sewer systems, which reduces the risk of flooding for you and your neighbours
• improve water quality in local streams and rivers
• receive a free source of water for your lawn and gardens

A Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Program is also available to eligible homes in Peel who have experienced basement flooding. This program provides homeowners with a rebate of up to $700 for the installation of an approved backwater valve.

For more information and instructions on how to disconnect your downspouts, visit or call
905-791-7800 x 4409

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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