Markham Council has approved a Financial Assistance Plan for the Sanitary System Downspout Disconnection Program to assist homeowners with the cost to disconnect their downspouts from the sanitary sewer.

Only homeowners who receive a disconnection notice from the City will be eligible.

Details of the Financial Assistance Plan

  • The City will reimburse 80% of the cost for completing the downspout disconnection, up to a maximum of $500;
  • The City will reimburse 100% of the cost for a rain barrel purchased by the home owner, up to a maximum of $150.

Steps to file for partial cost reimbursement

  1. Fill out the Financial Assistance Application Form and submit to the City along with all original/photocopy receipts by mail, e-mail or fax.  Please specify in the submission “Downspout Disconnect - Financial Assistance Application”.
  2. Once the City receives your application package, City staff will contact the homeowner to arrange for an inspection of the disconnected downspouts.
  3. After verifying the downspouts have been disconnected properly, the City will then process the application and a cheque will be sent out to the homeowner.