Financial Assistance Available to Help Protect Against Flooding

Jul 13, 2018

The City of Greater Sudbury provides financial assistance to eligible residents who have experienced or who could potentially experience flooding of their basements from sewer backups during times of heavy precipitation, spring thaw or system blockages.

Many Greater Sudbury homes have downspout and/or sump pumps improperly connected to the sanitary system. This can overwork wastewater treatment facilities and cause a sewage backup during heavy rain falls. This results in increased pollution into our environment, such as in creeks, rivers and lakes, and incurs more costs to maintain services.

The Residential Inflow and Infiltration Subsidy (RIISP) offers partial reimbursements to property owners who incur costs associated with one or more of the following approved plumbing solutions:

• Inspections to ensure you are compliant with regulations.
• Solutions to help minimize the potential for municipal sewer backup into your home.
• Devices to help direct water away from foundations and that protect basements from flooding.

Beginning this year, the City will rebate owners 75% of the total cost or up to a maximum of $1,500 for a backwater valve, and 75% of the total cost or up to a maximum of $1,875 for a sump pump and pit. Two rain barrels and four eavestrough extenders are also included with the subsidy of up to 50% of the invoiced cost to a maximum of $60 per barrel.
Visit our website at to find out if you are eligible for the RIISP subsidy and for details on how to apply.