Boulder, CO helped homeowners enhance their personal resilience to natural disasters and other stresses through an innovative pilot program that included rebates and free consultations.
Boulder County, CO
Flood-impacted Boulder County homeowners can apply for preparedness assessments – Longmont Times-Call
The owners of up to 100 single-family homes and mobile homes that were impacted by the September 2013 floods may be eligible for free in-home consultations about what may be needed to prepare for o…
Flood-impacted home owners are eligible for free home preparedness assessments – Town of Nederland, Colorado
Professional consultations provided participants with a list of improvements to increase their property's resilience to natural disasters.
Participants received a cash rebate of up to $500 to help offset the costs of these recommended improvements.
Approximately 40% of the program's participants applied for and received rebates for implementing their recommended improvements.
The most common recommendations in the program were sewer inspections and landscape repair.
The majority of participants felt only moderately prepared for the next disaster and were not previously aware that they lived in a high-risk area for natural disasters.
Replacing roof flashing near chimneys, inspecting gutters, inspecting and repairing sump pumps, installing permeable pavers, receiving a sanitary sewer scope, installing floor drain check and blackflow valves, evaluating prior damage, repairing seal cracks, lining sewer laterals, and replacing/repairing broken pipes.
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