Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

2020 Hammond Household Flood Protection Program

CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Sanitary District

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. in conjunction with the Hammond Sanitary District is pleased to offer financial assistance to qualified Hammond homeowners to help reduce basement flooding.

The Hammond Sanitary District will fund the 2020 Hammond Household Flood Protection Program for the current year. The financial assistance will be limited to the installation of a backflow preventer. The Sanitary district will contribute up to 50 percent of the cost to install the appropriate flood protection device with a maximum contribution of $1,000 per household.

To be eligible to participate in this program, the residence must be occupied by the homeowner. The property owner will contact a licensed plumbing contractor permitted to work in the City of Hammond, to install the appropriate device. The household will be reimbursed for up to 50 percent of the cost (up to $1,000) once a Hammond plumbing inspector inspects the work performed.

“Having water back-up in your basement is devastating”, stated Mayor McDermott. “This program is designed to help alleviate the flooding problems many homeowners encounter.”

“This program has existed for many years and we would like to see more homeowners take advantage of it”, stated Marty Wielgos, Hammond Sanitary District Manager

Any Hammond homeowner wishing to take advantage of this program should contact Kaitlyn Sherman at 853-6413 ext 515.