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.
- Owner-occupied home
- 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.
Mail the completed grant application and required documentation to:
- Backwater Valve Grant Application Program
City of Albany Department of Water & Water Supply
10 North Enterprise Drive
Albany, NY 12204
Please make copies of any papers, photos, estimates, scope of work, etc. submitted and retain a copy for your records.
Low-income residents and seniors may also qualify for additional funds to fully cover the cost of the backwater valve installation through the Rehabilitation Assistance Program.