The Charlottetown Flood Risk Reduction Rebate Program is a year-long initiative that aims to protect residents’ homes by increasing public understanding of flood risk and the steps to achieve climate resiliency. As a low-lying coastal area, many homes in Charlottetown are susceptible to flooding and erosion. Ensuring homes have adequate prevention measures in place can come with an overwhelming cost. To help support residents, the program is providing rebates of 75% of the cost up to $1,000 for the repair or installation of a sump pump or back-up battery/alarm.
The City of Charlottetown continues to make strides in bringing awareness to the community on the Flood Protection Rebate Program including advertising and a panel discussion that hosted guest speakers to address climate change and what the community can do to better protect themselves. Applications are still being accepted.
The flood rebate program officially launched on November 25, 2022 and has generated a lot of interest among residents who want to install sump pump and back up battery systems. Applications for rebates are being reviewed and accepted until April 30, 2023.