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Private Property Protection

Diagram of sanitary and stormwater house connections

Private Property Protection Plan Subsidy Application 

The City of Des Moines offers a subsidy to help protect your property.  It is called the Private Property Protection Program. The property must be within the City of Des Moines and the work done by a licensed plumber.  

The City will reimburse 100% of the cost to property owners who meet the program requirements.  The maximum subsidy amount is $1,500.  The reimbursement will be paid to the property owner.

  • Work must be done before June 30, 2023 
  • A subsidy application must be completed 
  • A preapproval letter from the city is required before the work begins

What type of work qualifies for funding?

  • The installation or redirection of a sump pump to discharge flows from foundation drains and area drains to a non-sanitary sewer outlet such as a rain garden, storm sewer, or the ground surface
  • The disconnection of roof leaders from the sanitary sewer service
  • The installation of backwater valve

How will I be reimbursed?
The subsidy will be paid to the property owner as a direct payment for the amount of qualifying work.   

Instructions & Terms and Conditions
You will find the instructions by clicking the application button at the top of this page.  Terms and Conditions are here.