Home Flood Protection
PROVINCIAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (PDAP)
The City of Saskatoon has now been designated as an eligible assistance area under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (“PDAP”) for the June 20, 2022 rain event. This means that if you suffered uninsured property damage due to the heavy rain you may be eligible for assistance under this program.
RESIDENTS PLEASE NOTE:
- The PDAP program is administered by the Province of Saskatchewan - it is not a City of Saskatoon program.
- PDAP makes all decisions regarding your claim.
- Please direct all questions regarding the PDAP application process or your claim to the numbers provided in this PDAP Fact Sheet, it outlines all the details you need to know.
PDAP Information Packages (include printed copy of the application form) will be made available for pick up at the Information Desk in the lobby of City Hall at 222 3rd Avenue North starting Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Important Dates you should be aware of with respect to the potential claim you submit to the Province:
- Claims must be submitted to PDAP by December 20, 2022
- All repair work must be completed by June 20, 2023
Click on all the information below, it's everything you need to get started on your PDAP claim application to the Province:
2022 PDAP Guidelines
Private Property PDAP Application - Instructions for How to Fill Out Your Application
PDAP Private Property Fillable Application Form re Designated Disaster Area June 20/2022
PDAP Printable Application Form re Designated Disaster Area June 20/2022
Flood Insurance Information Form to be completed by your Insurance Company
Here is the link to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) website
Reduce the Risk of Basement Flooding
Summer downpours can drop a tremendous amount of water in a relatively short period of time. All homes – even those that have never flooded before – are at risk of flooding.
What you can do
- Access free self-help home flood protection resources.
- Extend downspouts at least two metres (six feet) from your basement walls. The further the water is from the foundation, the less chance that it will make its way into your basement. Splash pads can help direct the water to a permeable surface, such as a garden or lawn. Alternatively, you could recycle the storm water by diverting it into a rain barrel for later use in your yard.
- Clear debris from your eavestroughs (gutters) to prevent them from overflowing. If your eavestroughs or downspouts overflow even when they are clean, install larger ones.
- Build up the ground slope around your home. Soil should slope down from your foundation and window wells for at least two to three metres (about six to ten feet) at a drop of at least 10-20 centimetres (about four to eight inches). If water soaks into the ground within the backfill zone, it will accumulate next to your basement walls and floor, where it can leak in or damage the foundation. Check your ground slope annually, because soil, sidewalks, patios, decks and driveways can settle over time.
- Check the drainage paths on your property. Ensure that storm water flows to the lane or street, not towards your home. It also shouldn’t flow into your neighbour’s yard! Property should be graded to keep water flowing in the right direction.
- Fix leaks in walls, floors, windows and doors.
- Install window wells around basement windows. This will prevent your window sills from leaking and rotting. Keep window wells free of leaves, branches and other debris.
- If you have protective plumbing, such as backflow valves and sump pumps, make sure they are working properly. Learn more about Protective Plumbing.