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Drainage Rebate Program

Please review the program requirements below and submit your applications as soon as possible.

Program funding is allocated on a first come first served basis until funding is exhausted.


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

  Information for download:

   Application Form

   Program Brochure

   Participating Plumbers List

   Household Drainage Improvement Manual

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. (Please note: As of March 2020, we are currently not offering home visits due to the COVID-19 community situation. Once reviewed, your application will be processed. Allow 6 to 8 weeks from time of submission to receive your rebate cheque by mail).  

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, the disconnection of weeping tile systems from city sanitary sewer services, and the installation of a new storm sewer connection. 

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, 624-2141, or  

562 Red River Road,
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1H3
Due to COVID-19 social restrictions, our office is currently closed to the public.
We are offering curbside pick-up through our online store.

Temporary phone hours:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

Phone: 807-624-2140

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