Essex Announces Subsidy Program For Basement Flooding Prevention

Thursday September 24th, 2015

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The Town of Essex has launched a subsidy program designed to assist residents in reducing the risk of basement flooding.

“We all know that our area is experiencing increasingly frequent and severe weather events,” says Chris Nepszy, Director of Infrastructure and Development. “If you own a home with a basement you may be at risk for basement flooding. This program encourages homeowners to take preventive measures to reduce the risk.”

The Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program is retroactive to September 2014 and offers financial assistance to eligible residents up to a maximum limit of $1,775 per home.

“Funding of $50,000 has been earmarked for 2015,” says Chris Nepszy, Director of Infrastructure and Development. “Applications from residents will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.”

The program covers the following works:

  • Backwater valve installation – Up to 50 percent of cost ($750 maximum)
  • Sump pump/pit installation – Up to 50 percent of cost ($750 maximum)
  • Backwater valve and sump pump installation – Up to 50 percent of cost ($1,500 maximum)
  • Investigative pipe camera work – Up to 50 percent of cost ($200 maximum)
  • Downspout disconnection work – Up to 100 percent of cost ($75 maximum)

The program is for retro-fit applications in existing homes only. Disconnection of non-essential downspouts is a requirement for receiving funding under the program.

Applications for the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy Program are available from Town Ha and the Building Department.

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