Information for help reduce your risk of flooding
Information on Sewer backups and basement flooding available at Ottawa.ca
The Residential Protective Plumbing Program (RPPP) provides financial assistance to qualified City of Ottawa property owners for the installation of protective plumbing devices, such as sump pumps and storm and sanitary backwater valves to prevent water and sewage from flooding homes as a result of increased water level (surcharging) in the City’s sewer system. Read more
Three steps to reduce your risk of flooding and lower the cost of cleanup if flooding occurs. For items listed under step 3 check with the City about any permit requirements and the availability of flood protection subsidies. *Applicable only in homes with basements
Note: Not all actions will be applicable to each home. Completing these steps does not guarantee the prevention of flooding.