City councillors in Thunder Bay voted to extend the drainage rebate program to all homes in the city Monday night.
The program gives homeowners up to half the cost of a sump pump, back-flow prevention valve or disconnecting weeping tile from the sewer.
The city's manager of infrastructure and operations said the program could continue to be expanded.
"If we do 2014 to the entire city, it can very well be that 2015 might also include businesses or other buildings that may have been impacted or are in areas of concern,” Darrel Matson said.
Another option raised was covering the complete cost of sump pumps or valves for those who cannot afford home repairs.