Sewer Backup Prevention Pilot Program
What is the Village of South Holland’s
Sewer Back Up Prevention Pilot Program?
The Village of South Holland’s Sewer Backup Prevention Pilot Program was established to provide financial assistance to homeowners who desire to protect their homes from flooding during a heavy rain event.
Eligible homeowners must have the sump pump and downspout connections separated from the sanitary sewers, which qualifies for reimbursement under our current flood rebate program (see Flood Assistance Rebate Program booklet for details). They may then qualify for a 50% cost sharing, up to a maximum of $5,000 for installing an overhead sewer system, check valve or an outside sewage ejector pump, which can protect their basements from sewer backup.
The participating homeowner provides the Village with half of the money for the approved project. After the work has been completed, the Village pays the contractor 100%, up to $10,000. Please note that this is different from the current flood assistance rebate program that requires the homeowner to pay 100% of the project cost directly to the licensed contractor doing the work, then applying for reimbursement from the Village.
As funds for this Pilot program are limited, applications must be accompanied by the homeowners’ portion of the project. If we receive more applications than funds available, a waiting list shall be created and maintained on a first-come, first-served basis by the Flood Assistance Coordinator. All applications will be time and date stamped when they are submitted. All applicants must submit two (2) quotes from Illinois and Village of South Holland licensed plumbing contractors with their applications.
Please view the brochure below to read the full details of the Sewer Backup Prevention Pilot Program: