Strathcona County offers a rebate for eligible residential property owners that permanently install a backwater valve. The rebate is for up to 50% (to a maximum of $1,200) for the supply and installation costs.

backwater valve  provides protection against sewer flow back into the house when the sewer main is 100 per cent full. In other words, if the main sewer line that runs down your street is full, the backwater valve will help keep the sewage from entering your home.


To qualify for a rebate, all of the following criteria must be met:

  • The residence is a single-family dwelling or a separately serviced side-by-side duplex dwelling
  • The dwelling was built prior to 1989 (starting in 1989 City of Edmonton bylaws required new homes to include a backwater valve)
  • The property is serviced directly from Strathcona County’s sewer system
  • A rebate has not been previously provided for the same location

Get your rebate

Complete the  Backwater Valve Rebate Application (205.5 KB) and mail or fax it along with a copy of the purchase receipt and plumbing permit to:

  • Mail to: Backwater Valve Rebate c/o Utilities
    2001 Sherwood Drive
    Sherwood Park, AB T8A 3W7
  • Fax: 780-464-0557

This rebate is for residential homeowners who:

  • have experienced basement flooding due to sewer back-ups during a storm, or
  • are interested in reducing the risk of basement flooding due to sewer back-ups during storm-related events.


Note: Home owners qualifying for this rebate will require proper permits and inspection approvals to be completed prior to any rebate being issued.


Phone: 780-467-7785

Last updated: Wednesday, October 05, 2022
Page ID: 47665