Saskatchewan launches flood mitigation program
By Top Crop Manager
Apr. 8, 2014, Moose Jaw, SK - The Saskatchewan government's Water Security Agency (WSA) has launched the 2014 Emergency Flood Damage Reduction Program (EFDRP).
The program provides engineering and technical assistance to municipalities and individuals while sharing the cost of permanent and temporary flood prevention works.
The EFDRP reimburses individuals for 85 per cent of the cost of approved permanent flood protection works that are built to provide protection from imminent flooding in 2014. Communities and businesses are eligible to recover 75 per cent of the cost of approved permanent flood protection works. Permanent flood protection works include projects like berms and culverts.
The program will also cover 50 per cent of the cost for temporary flood protection measures like the purchase of sand, sandbags and pumping.
Projects must be approved by the WSA in order to qualify for funding. Requests for assistance under the program should be directed to the nearest WSA regional office or by calling toll free at 1-866-727-5420.