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Protective Plumbing Incentive Program

What is the Protective Plumbing Incentive Program?

The purpose of the program is to offer owners of older homes an incentive to reduce their risk of sewer backup. The program is currently limited to homes built before 2000 and having had
sewer backup. 

Am I Eligible? How do I apply for the Protective Plumbing Incentive Program?

Pick up your application package at City Hall, 4th  floor, or download and print the Protective Plumbing Incentive Program Application and FAQ . This will give you all the information you require to see if you are eligible. You may be eligible for a $2,500 grant to offset the cost of installing protective plumbing if you qualify under the Program Eligibility Requirements. 

Click here to view a generic example of the letter required from the insurance company. Read and complete the application form and submit it with all the necessary information to:

Infrastructure Services
Protective Plumbing Incentive Program
4th Floor, City Hall
910 – 4th Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 0P6
Attn: Protective Plumbing Incentive Program

What is the Application process?


  1. Carefully read and answer all the questions on the Protective Plumbing Incentive Program Application Form
  2. Read the  FAQ Backwater Valve
  3. Submit the application, invoices, insurer's letter, plumbing permit and inspection report
  4. Your application will be reviewed and processed

More Information


Application Form

Application for an incentive subsidy for installation of in-line backwater valve. Protective Plumbing Incentive Program Application Form

FAQ-Frequently asked Questions

What is the program process? Why is the value of the program limited to $2,500? Find out more about frequently asked questions. FAQ Backwater Valve

Handbook for reducing Basement Flooding

Basement flooding handbook-Designed for Safer LivingR is a program endorsed by Canada's insurers to promote disaster-resilient homes. Find out more about how you can reduce your chances and your neighbours' chances of having basement flooding. ICLR Handbook for reducing Basement Flooding

Consumer Tips

Find out more about home renovation contracts in general as well as specific information about working with prepaid contractors. Service Alberta Consumer Tips


For more information

Online: Submit a service request
Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Address:  City Hall, 910 4 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 0P6