May 17, 2019
If getting a mainline backwater valve hasn’t made it onto your spring to-do list yet, now is a great time to add it. During seasons of heavy rainfall, Edmonton homes without sewer backflow valves are at risk of flooding from raw sewage backup. Gurgling up floor drains, toilets, showers, and bathtubs – a raw sewage backup can take many pathways into your home, creating a mess in your living space and inconveniencing your plans.
Backwater valves, also known as a backflow preventer, sense backflow from the city sewer system, automatically closing off your pipes to protect your home in the case of a sewage backup. Backwater valves are part of the existing plumbing code, and all new homes come with them already installed. But if you own an older home, you may not have this valve and you are lacking valuable flood protection.
The good news is that, within the city of Edmonton, EPCOR is offering a backwater valve subsidy up to $800 which you can apply for.
If your home was built before 1989 or if you have had previously experienced flooding from stormwater backup, you may qualify for the subsidy.
All you need to do is book a pre-approval inspection with EPCOR, call Always Plumbing & Heating for professional installation once you have been pre-approved, then submit your invoice back to EPCOR for the rebate.
With extra protection against flooding, peace of mind, potential insurance premium reductions, and rebates on the device, it’s a win-win situation!
Hurry, these rebates are subject to the 2019 EPCOR Flood Prevention program while quantities last!
More information on applying can be found by clicking here.