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Rebates from DC Water for residents of Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park affected by recent flooding who have or will purchase and install backflow preventers.
Backflow Preventer Rebate Program for Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park Residents
DC Water is offering a rebate program for residents of Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park affected by recent flooding that purchased and installed backflow preventers. The rebate program will cover 90% of the cost of the backflow preventer device and installation, up to $3,000. DC Water will send out information on the program in late August to eligible property addresses.
The rebate program is retroactive to July 1, 2012. If you are installing a backflow preventer or have had one installed since July 1, it is imperative that you keep an itemized receipt from a DC-licensed plumber and the barcode from the box of the device. DC Water anticipates starting to send out rebates in mid-September.
The DC Plumbing Code requires a permit for the installation of a backflow preventer, which must be obtained by a DC-licensed master plumber. Residents that had a backflow preventer installed without a permit or by a non-DC licensed plumber since July 1, 2012 must do the following to qualify for the rebate:
1. Get a DC-licensed master plumber to pull a permit for the work that was already performed. A licensed plumber can obtain a postcard plumbing permit via our website.
2. Request a DCRA inspection of the work by calling 202-442-9557.
3. Submit to DC Water the approved inspection report and the rest of the DC Water rebate paperwork.
Residents who have not yet installed a backflow preventer can use the same process outlined above.
To see if an individual or company is a DC-licensed plumber, residents can search here.
Additional information from DC Water, including the rebate application form, is available here: http://dcwater.com/workzones/bloomingdale/Backwater.cfm