Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program
Note: Due to COVID-19, the processing of rebate applications will be delayed. Applications received will be kept on file for future processing.
You are eligible for the Downspout Disconnection Rebate Program if:
- You are in the eligible program area (see list below)
- You have not received a subsidy from the Region of Peel through previous downspout disconnection or basement flooding remediation programs
How to participate
- Confirm eligibility by checking if you are in the program area
City of Brampton program area:
- Decide which program you want to apply for
a) Downspout Disconnection Subsidy Program
The Region of Peel is offering rebates of:
- $25 each for one or two downspouts disconnected
- $100 for three or more downspouts disconnected
With a maximum of $100 per home
ORb) Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program
The Region of Peel offers eligible low-income seniors or low-income residents with a disability, financial reimbursement for downspout disconnection of all downspouts on the property up to a maximum amount of $1,000.Click on the link to see if you are eligible for the Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program, Downspout Disconnection Financial Assistance Program.
- Disconnect your home's downspout(s) ensuring that you:
- Cap the pipe where it enters the ground
- Attach an elbow to the downspout
- Direct water onto a splash pad or well away from your foundation
Make sure that water from disconnected downspouts is not directed to your neighbour's property or a public walkway. Having a downspout flow onto driveways, walkways or sidewalks can cause water to pool or ice to form and may create a slip hazard.
How to disconnect your downspouts:
- Step-by-step instruction to learn how to disconnect your home’s downspout (PDF, 13MB)
- How to disconnect your home's downspout instructional video
- Capping your standpipe
Downspout Disconnection Subsidy Program
2 Copper Road
Brampton, ON L6T 4W5
Please keep a copy for your records.
Permanent capping of the sewer standpipe is a requirement for rebate eligibility. Capping prevents stormwater from entering the system after downspout disconnection but also is a safety measure to ensure debris and small animals do not enter the opening.
Standpipes can be constructed of plastic or clay and will have different diameters, which will be specific to your property.
Caps and plugs come in a variety of styles and sizes which are available at many hardware stores or plumbing supply stores. Measure the diameter of your standpipes before visiting the store to purchase caps or plugs. Property owners can use:
- A rubber cap secured by a hose clamp or a PVC or nylon cap
- A wingnut secured nylon expansion plug or a low pressure plug
Caps or plugs can be permanently secured using silicone adhesive or contact cement which will be dependent on the material type of the standpipe.