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Basement Backup Protection Program

A new program for Lansing residents proactively addresses the issue of basement sewer backups and offers assistance to protect families from future backups. The Basement Backup Protection Program (B2P2) provides protection solutions for residential sewer backups. Through this program, eligible property owners who have experienced sewer backups can receive assistance.

The City of Lansing wants to make the program as easy as 1-2-3! To apply for the Basement Backup Prevention Program during the pilot period, homeowners during the pilot period can complete a simple form that accompanies the initial mailing, this form is also available here. You can call the B2P2 Help Line at (517) 853-7867 or email to Basements@DCEngPC.com to begin the eligibility and enrollment process.


Depending on the home’s configuration, several different approaches are available to protect the basement. Homeowners are encouraged to talk with a licensed plumber to determine the best approach for their home.


The B2P2 requires contracting with a licensed plumber who is qualified to pull plumbing permits. Depending upon the work required, a homeowner may need to hire multiple contractors to complete various parts of the project.

Subsidy & Reimbursement

The City will reimburse property owners for eligible work in accordance with the following schedule:

  • 100% of the first $1,000 eligible ($1,000)
  • 75% of the next $5,000 eligible ($3,750)
  • Maximum Subsidy of $4,750

B2P2 will reimburse participating property owners for the purchase of a “Backup of Sewer or Drain Endorsement” on their homeowner’s insurance policy. The reimbursement is up to $100 per year for a period of 10 years. Property owners must request the reimbursement each year.

For more information please view the Program Brief and Summary.

Chad Gamble
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