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What is Moline's Basement Backup Prevention Program?
The purpose of Moline's Basement Backup Prevention Program (also known as the Backwater Valve Program) is to provide assistance to the City's residential property owners by reimbursing a portion of the cost for the installation and materials of backwater valves on sewer service lines attached to City sewer mains.


A backwater valve is a fixture attached to a sewer line, in the basement of a home or building foundation, to aid in the prevention of sewer or drainage backflows. Typically, property owners are responsible for all costs associated with the installation and maintenance of backwater valves. Currently, this program is only available to single-family, owner-occupied residences within the City of Moline. Commercial and industrial properties are not eligible.


For more information about this program, please contact Tracy Colwell, Administrative Assistant, WPC South Slope Wastewater Treatment Plant at 309.524.2325, Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm.

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