Apply for Backwater Valve Grant Reimbursement to Prevent Sewage Backups
Apply for a $2,000 Backwater Valve Reimbursement
A backwater valve is a device that can prevent sewage backups into your home. The Albany Water Department offers a $2,000 reimbursement for installation of a backwater valve for homeowners who have experienced backups in the past.
To date, the City has approved the reimbursement of 430 backwater valves. Typically, a backwater valve installation costs about $1,500-$3,250.
Single or two-family property
Must provide evidence of past backups that have occurred since 2002. The application must be submitted before work begins on the backwater valve installation.