The City of Covington has partnered with Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky on a program that helps prevent sewage-contaminated water from backing up through basement drains during rainy weather.
SD1’s Backup Assistance program offers up to $10,000 in financial help so homeowners who have suffered basement sewage backups in the past can install a backflow preventer valve on basement drains.
The City has created a supplemental Backup Assistance Guarantee that will pay both for cleanup costs and to replace certain appliances should the properly installed and maintained backflow preventer valve fail.
Note this program is NOT an answer to basement water issues caused by water seeping through walls or through cracks in walls (i.e. leaky foundation), nor to issues caused by overland flooding that enters through a door or window.