Weather in Edmonton is unpredictable and summer storms can creep up on us very quickly. If you live in a neighbourhood that has experienced flooding or you have had your basement back up, then you know how quickly it can happen.

One way to protect your home from a sewer back up is to have a backwater valve installed. This valve is installed on the private sewer pipe and can be done from inside or outside of your home. The valve is designed to close if water moves back up the sewer pipe from the public sewer line preventing the water from entering your basement. It’s a small investment that can make a big impact in your home. Homes built in Edmonton before 1989 may not have a backwater valve on their private sewer line. At the time, it was not required by the building code to put one in. However, EPCOR has a subsidy program for homeowners who want to install a backwater valve and protect their basement.

The program offers $800 to Edmonton homeowners and there are three things you need to do in order to access the subsidy.

  1. Call the EPCOR Flood Prevention Team at 780-944-7777 to arrange for a backwater valve pre-approval consultation. After the consultation, the advisor will let you know if you are approved for the program. If you are, the installation of the backwater valve can proceed.
  2. Contact a professional plumber to arrange for the installation of the backwater valve.
  3. Submit the backwater valve subsidy application to EPCOR within six months of the consultation. You will be required to show proof of the installation and payment for the backwater valve. We will also require a copy/photo of the City of Edmonton Acceptable green sticker that includes the permit number for the installation.

Take action today to protect your basement and belongings. Call us at 780-944-7777 to book an appointment. You can access more information about the backwater valve subsidy on our website at epcor.com/floodprevention.

Duggan & Rideau Park Green Shack 2021

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The Green Shack is back! Come to the Duggan Park playground weekdays from July 5-August 27, 10:30am to 1:30pm for crafts, activities, and games. Get to know your community, get active and make new friends this summer! Local and convenient participation, brought to you by City of Edmonton and Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.

Capital City Clean Up Duggan & Rideau Park

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Mark your calendars for Saturday May 1, 2021. Time for spring clean up in Duggan and Rideau Park. Lets keep our neighbourhood tidy and safe! Duggan Park, Rideau Park and Charles Anderson Park. Meet at Duggan Community League Hall 3728 – 106 Street NW for 10 am, and then participants will be organized into 3 groups, 1 for each park. Consumables, PPE and grabbers will be provided by Capital City Clean Up (City of Edmonton). This is an informal community gathering; however, please be advised that we will need to follow Covid-19 health guidelines for outdoor gatherings. We expect to be completed by noon (12 pm). For those who stay until noon, we will have a treat to reward you for your participation. Thanks, and we are looking forward to seeing our Duggan & Rideau Park neighbours make an impact in Our Edmonton. More details to come on our Facebook page.


2021 Outdoor Soccer Registration Opens March 15

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The Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (SW Zone) offers programs for players 4-18 years old. Outdoor soccer is affordable, fun, and a great way for your child to meet other children in your community.

Registration for the 2021 outdoor soccer season opens March 15 and continues until April 15.  See our Registration page for further details.  

To register:

  • Step 1 – Register online at emsasoccerportal.com
  • Step 2 – Deliver your required documents, fee/deposit cheques (or proof of funding application, if applicable) to the office of the Southwest Edmonton Minor Soccer Association (SWEMSA) at #211, 11 Fairway Drive. Mail slot is open from 8:30am – 6:00pm.

The deadline for ‘on-time’ registration is April 15. After that date, registration is on a ‘wait list’ basis, and team placement will be based on availability.

Visit the DCL website for more information on Duggan Community League’s Soccer Program.