My neighbours’ basements were flooded out during a storm but my house was spared. Do I have to worry about future flooding in my basement? How can I ensure sewage water from backing up into my basement?

Since the local flooding, your neighbours likely installed backflow valves and sump pumps to keep their basements dry during a major storm. Since your neighbours houses are protected, there is a greater risk then that since no water will get into their basements, neighbours’ houses with no protective flood prevention devices could now be at…

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I received a letter from the City to install a backflow preventer. My building is 30 years old. Why do I have to install the backflow preventer after all this time?

It’s the law. City bylaw says that all industrial, commercial, institutional ICI properties and multi-residential properties of more than 4 units require backflow preventing devices be installed. Regardless the size of the building water service, a permit is required from the City. GreenCity Plumber can take out the building permit and install the backflow preventer.…