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Basement Flooding Grant Program

As you may be aware, the City of London has been reduced to minimal operations and essential services only in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. As such, the Basement Flooding Grant Program has been impacted. Please contact Kelly Christensen at if you are interested in this program.

The Basement Flooding Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance to property owners to disconnect their weeping tiles from the City’s sewer systems and to install a sump pit and sump pump, and backwater valve.  By doing this, property owners are decreasing their risk of basement flooding.

Do I Qualify?

The following criteria must be met in order to qualify for the Basement Flooding Grant Program:

  1. The property has experienced basement flooding OR is in an area of the City that could be prone to basement flooding.

  2. The property has weeping tiles and they are directly connected to the sanitary or storm sewer.

  3. The applicant must be the owner of the property.

  4. Once approval from the City has been received in writing you may hire a licensed plumber or drainage contractor of your choosing to complete the works.

  5. The work must not have started prior to receiving grant approval in writing.

  6. Must not have other outstanding debts to the City of London.

  7. Must execute an appropriate liability release document.

For further questions or to find out if you qualify or not, contact the Sewer Engineering Division at 519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 5489.

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