Camera inspection of trunk sewers begins in June

June 12, 2018

Camera inspection of trunk sewers begins in June

Utilities Kingston conducts closed circuit television (CCTV) sewer inspection in order to help assess condition and maintain the integrity of the municipal sanitary sewer. This initiative helps ensure the continued reliability of the wastewater collection system. This spring, we are completing a project to inspect trunk sanitary sewers and associated maintenance holes. All trunk sewers are inspected and assessed every six years, as per our Wastewater Asset Management Plan.

It is expected that the work will take place early June through to August. If access to private property is required, we will communicate directly with the homeowner. For a detailed project area map, visit

Trunk sewers are larger pipes that receive wastewater from many tributary branches and sewers, and serve as an outlet for larger areas. The project is being completed by our contractor, Andrews.Engineer, otherwise known as Andrews Infrastructure, or M.E Andrews & Associates. Cleaning will not be done at this time, however the contractor will provide recommendations if defects or service-related issues are found. 

This work is not expected to cause any interruptions to service.  The majority of work will be completed Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM.  However, to ensure sanitary flows and traffic are at their lowest, in some cases, work may take place at night.  Generally speaking, the equipment is not noisy and is not expected to cause any disruption. Any traffic disruptions will be communicated per our usual channels, including Twitter.

For general questions or further information, contact customer service at 613-546-0000, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you experience any issues related to sewage and believe it may be related to this project, follow the instructions on the noticed hand-delivered to your home.