Flood Reduction Rebate Program

City Launches Flood Protection Rebate Program for Residents
Posted on 11/25/2022
The City of Charlottetown has launched a new rebate program that helps Charlottetown residents protect their homes against damage in the event of flooding.

The Flood Protection Rebate Program provides Charlottetown homeowners with a one-time payment of up to $1,000 for the installation of flood protection devices such as sump pumps, including their back-up battery systems, water detectors and alarms, and backwater valves.

With the increasing frequency of severe weather events, the City recognized a need to help residents take preventative measures that would reduce the risk of incurring damage to their homes caused by these events.

“Our goal is to help Charlottetown residents protect their homes from flooding and better equip them to handle extreme weather events,” said Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the City’s Department of Environment and Sustainability Committee.

“By offering a rebate incentive, we hope residents are encouraged to adopt preventative measures, ideally avoiding or minimizing any burden that may arise following an extreme weather event. The City’s new Flood Reduction Rebate Program provides that incentive.”

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be the registered owner of a single-family residence, duplex, or triplex within the City of Charlottetown. Seventy-five per cent (75%) of the cost of approved flood protection devices and the associated labour to install them are eligible for the rebate, for up to a total amount of $1,000. Rebates will be limited to one application per property.

Any work undertaken to install eligible flood protection devices must be completed by a licensed contractor on or after November 25, 2022. Rebate applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-served basis – up to April 30, 2023, or until the program’s funding is exhausted.

The Flood Protection Rebate Program is available to existing residences that are legally occupied and does not apply to homes in the planning or construction phase of work.

The rebate program was developed by the City of Charlottetown to address the impact on housing infrastructure and to help alleviate the financial implications of severe weather events, such as heavy rainfall. This program was funded by a donation from Intact Public Entities and Intact Financial Corporation through their Municipal Climate Resiliency Grant program.

To learn more about the Flood Protection Rebate Program and to apply, visit: charlottetown.ca/flood_rebate