See if Utilities Kingston is planning to make multi-utility improvements in your neighbourhood

May 09, 2019

See if Utilities Kingston is planning to make multi-utility improvements in your neighbourhood

Home and property-owners: see if Utilities Kingston is planning to make multi-utility improvements in your neighbourhood this year.  Use the interactive online map.

“This map shows the work Utilities Kingston is doing to ensure the continued reliability of utility services, improve operating efficiency, and support growth and development in Kingston,” says Jim Keech, president and CEO of Utilities Kingston. “It’s a great way to see how Utilities Kingston’s planned work may affect you and your neighbourhood. Enter your address to see when, where and what kind of infrastructure improvements we are making.”

Go to www.UtilitiesKingston.com/Projects for a detailed look at improvements being made to local water, wastewater, gas and electrical systems in 2019-2022. You can also follow @utilitieskngstn on Twitter to stay updated. If we are planning work in your neighbourhood that could disrupt services to your property, staff will make every effort to hand-deliver a notice to your mailbox in advance.

Have plans to make improvements to your property? Schedule them to consider planned construction and reduce disruption to your property and services.

Here’s a summary of planned work to follow in the spring, summer and fall of 2019:

Water system:

  • Work will continue in the Lawrence Park subdivision to replace 45-year-old municipal water service laterals on Aylmer and Clark. This work will improve operating efficiency by reducing system water loss.
  • The Cataraqui Woods Drive watermain extension will continue from Anderson to Centennial. This project helps to support growth and development in Kingston.
  • End-of-life watermain will be replaced in the following areas. This work will ensure the continued reliability of water services:
    • Johnson Street, from Bagot to Sydenham
    • Stanley Street, from Division to Lansdowne
    • Oakridge Avenue
    • Gibson Avenue
  • On Ontario Street, from Johnson to Market, Utilities Kingston will make upgrades and system improvements to water infrastructure.
  • In support of the City’s project to extend John Counter Boulevard, Utilities Kingston will complete watermain construction, in coordination with bridge and road work, from Princess to Indian.
  • 2019 watermain relining program, which involves relining approximately 3,240 meters of water main, primarily in the residential area of Strathcona Park, and the Sunnyside and McIvor Road area.

Gas system:

  • Replacing end-of-life steel gas main with polyethelyne on Daly Street, from Drennan to Weller, and on Norman Rogers Drive from Bath to Roden.

Wastewater system:

  • The separation of combined sanitary and storm sewers will take place as follows. This work will help to reduce combined sewer overflows into local waterbodies. Learn about other ways Utilities Kingston is improving sewer overflows.
    • College Street (Union to Hill)
    • Napier Street (Hill to Earl)
    • Toronto Street (Earl to Johnson)
    • Frontenac Street (Earl to Johnson)
  • Sanitary sewer cleaning and camera inspection in the following districts: Kingscourt-Rideau, Meadowbrook-Strathcona, and Loyalist-Cataraqui.
  • Twinning the North End Trunk Sewer for improved redundancy and increased capacity, from Queen Mary Road, Greenview Drive to Sherwood Drive, and from Princess Street and Parkway to Portsmouth Avenue.
  • Replacing end-of-life sewermain for the continued reliability of sewer services. This will be completed on Victoria Street and Glengarry Road, and on Portsmouth Avenue, from Glengarry to Mohawk.
  • Sanitary sewermain construction to support development in the Williamsville area.
  • Construction of the Ravensview Wastewater Treatment Plant Septage Receiving Building.
  • Replacing equipment at the Dalton Avenue sewage pumping booster station, to ensure continued reliability and operating efficiency. 
  • Advancing detailed design for the Days Road sewage pumping station, with construction to begin in 2020. 

Electricity system:

  • Upgrades to Municipal Substation No. 1, Kingston’s oldest substation, located on Queen Street, will continue to help ensure safe and reliable service to the downtown core. Upgrades in 2019 will include the 5 kV and 44 kV bus protection relays. 
  • Other substation work will include new arc-resistant switchgear to improve service reliability and worker safety at Substation MS4, located on Princess Street at Hillendale Avenue, and installing additional hardware at Substation No. 16, on Dalton Avenue, north of the movie theatre, for increased capacity and flexibility.
  • Poles will be replaced on Dalton Avenue (between the movie theatre and St. Remy Place), Patrick Street (between Russell and Railway), Francis Street, Churchill Street, Victoria Street (between Princess and Mack), Russell Street (between Patrick and Montreal), and Old Quarry Road (in backyards).  
  • Replacing a failed underground cable on Montreal Street at the CN crossing.

Joint reconstruction:

  • Collingwood Street, from Couper to Earl, will be reconstructed this year, including water, sewer, gas and electricity infrastructure and roads. To help reduce disruption to residents in the area, this work is being jointly coordinated with the City of Kingston.