Committee Update

Rebates for secondary sump pumps could begin in 2018


Ottawa Residents could receive rebates to install secondary sump pumps in their homes, according to a report received today by the City’s Environment and Climate Protection Committee.


The two-year pilot program would give up to 100 residents a $400 rebate when installing a secondary sump pump with back-up battery power. Applicants would be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.


The federal government would provide nearly half of the funding for the pilot, through the National Disaster Mitigation Program, which aims to address the rising risks and costs of flooding. A secondary sump pump with back-up battery power reduces the risk of basement flooding during a power outage.


Staff provided an update to the Committee about the City’s waste management planning and diversion activities. The presentation included timelines related to the new provincial approach to waste management.


Items approved at today’s Environment and Climate Protection Committee will go to City Council on Wednesday, October 25.


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