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Drainage Rebate Program

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DRAINAGE REBATES HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED FOR 2016 AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.

It is anticipated that the Drainage Rebate Program will be continued in 2017 so please keep your receipts and inspection reports and check back in the New Year!

The City of Thunder Bay has provided $700,000 to date for installing flood prevention measures such as sump pumps and sewer backup prevention valves. 

Take a look at this short video for some quick tips for improving your household drainage!

  Forms for download:

   Application Form

   Program Brochure

   Participating Plumbers List

It’s a very easy application process--just fill out the application form, send it to us along with a copy of the associated receipts, plumbing permit and inspection report. We will schedule a home visit to confirm the work, then process the rebate provided the paperwork is in order.

Application forms can be downloaded here and are also available at EcoSuperior (562 Red River Road at Hill Street) as well as at the Building Permit office, upstairs at Victoriaville Civic Centre.

All homeowners who live within city limits may be eligible for a rebate which applies to approved measures that improve household drainage.  These improvements include sump pump and drywell installation, installation of sewer backup prevention devices and the disconnection of weeping tile systems from city sanitary sewer services. 

The City will determine the eligibility of properties that meet the requirements for this subsidy as listed below:

  • available to existing single family residential and multi-unit homes
  • property must have its eavestrough downspouts properly disconnected from City sewer system
  • a licensed plumber approved by the City of Thunder Bay must be hired to install the back-flow prevention valve and a qualified contractor to undertake all other work
  • building permits and approved inspections must be obtained for all other work

Rebate amounts are listed in the program brochure. Inquiries about the program should be directed to EcoSuperior, 624-2140, or ecosuperior%23org|drainagerebate  Rebates will be available until funds are depleted in 2016.

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562 Red River Road,
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1H3


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8:30am to 4:30pm

Phone: 807-624-2140
Fax: 807-622-0005

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