Hammond initiative to help flood victims

By: City of Hammond Last Updated: December 21, 2019

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. in conjunction with the Hammond Sanitary District is pleased to announce an initiative for a Household Flood Protection Program to assist Hammond homeowners with a plan for remediation of flooding within their homes.

The Hammond Sanitary District has allotted up to $1,000 to each homeowner who is qualified, to assist them with various measures to reduce flooding in their homes.  Implementation of standpipes, shut-off valves and overhead plumbing are a few of the measures being offered to those who have already transmitted a complaint to the Hammond Sewer Department regarding flooding in their home. 

Installation of the backflow prevention devices must be performed by licensed plumbing contractors whom are eligible to work within the City of Hammond.  To be eligible for the financial assistance you must be a Hammond homeowner and have experienced backflow problems in the past.

“I know the horrors of experiencing flooding in your home,” stated Mayor McDermott.  “If we can spare even one homeowner this type of grief, then we’ve done our jobs.”

Any homeowner wishing to take advantage of this program should contact Jake Galick, at 853-6413 ext 515.