Lakeshore reinstating residential backwater valve subsidy program
The Lakeshore Municipal Office shown in this file photo in Lakeshore, Ont., Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. (Adam Ward / CTV Windsor)
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:08PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:10PM EDT
Lakeshore council is reinstating the municipality's residential backwater valve subsidy program.
The decision was made after some residents reported basement flooding after last month's rain storm.
More than 200 millimetres of rain fell on Windsor and the surrounding areas over a 24-hour period on Aug. 29, washing out major streets and flooding many homes.
The subsidy program will provide funding towards the installation of a sanitary backwater valve within a home.
Council is expected to determine amounts and limits and other details at the next council meeting on Sept. 26.