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Community lead testing program resumes, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place

Community lead testing program resumes, with COVID-19 safety protocols in place

Utilities Kingston is resuming the Community Lead Testing Program, which was suspended due to the provincial lock-down, helping to protect the health and safety of our employees and customers.

This decision is based on public health guidelines. Customers can be assured that we will adhere to all relevant safety guidelines released by Ontario to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19.

About community lead testing

The drinking water in Kingston exceeds strict water quality standards. As the water leaves treatment plants, it’s regularly tested according to Ministry of the Environment standards and is completely lead free. However, lead can enter the water supply from old lead service pipes or lead solder in your home’s plumbing.

Utilities Kingston tests the water in Kingston homes and businesses for lead every six months and is currently seeking volunteers interested in participating in the regular, voluntary Community Lead Testing Program. 

Learn more at our page on community lead testing.

How to volunteer

Interested residents and business owners can contact Utilities Kingston customer service at 613-546-0000

We'll ask you to complete COVID-19 screening questions before we enter your home or business. Current COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions must be followed while participating, including physical distancing and wearing a face covering, and our employees will do the same for your protection.