Prevent Sewer Backups

Foundation Drain Disconnect Program

Montgomery County Environmental Services created the Foundation Drain Disconnect Program to help protect homeowners against sewer backups and prevent "clean" stormwater from entering the sanitary sewer system. The program provides up to $4,400 in financial assistance for plumbing upgrades to help protect your home from sewer backups. Homeowners who have a living area or basement located below ground level may be eligible for the program.

Typical eligible plumbing work and improvements may include:

  • installing plumbing and valves to prevent backups
  • disconnecting all downspouts, stairwell, floor, foundation, and sump drains from the sanitary sewer
  • installing a sump pump and wet well

If you would like to know more, you can download a program application packet (PDF) or contact the Foundation Drain Disconnect Program Coordinator at 937-781-2666.