Utilities Kingston provides customer-focused and cost-effective multi-utility services in Kingston, Ontario, including safe and reliable water services to 39,000 homes and businesses.
Employees maintain and operate a system that includes:
- three water treatment plants
- 577 kilometres of water main ranging in size from 150 to 1,200 millimetres
- 5,314 water valves for isolation and flow control
- five booster stations that raise water pressure
- 9 water storage facilities that hold 5.3 million litres of water for consumption and fire protection
- 3,456 fire hydrants used for fire protection and system maintenance
In 2018, we pumped 22 billion litres of potable water through the municipal distribution system.
Reducing environmental impacts
Reducing the environmental impact of delivering utility services continues to be a priority through Utilities Kingston conservation programs. One area of focus is to help customers reduce their consumption of treated water and the amount of run-off pollution that ends up in Kingston’s drinking water source – Lake Ontario, as seen in the above photograph.
The award-winning Utilities Kingston water conservation programs include online resources, community presentations, one-on-one conservation consultations, a community demonstration garden, rain barrel program, preventative plumbing, and water efficiency financial incentives for multi-residential and commercial properties.
Recent news - water
December 13, 2019
With up to 30 mm of rain forecast for Saturday, Dec. 14, Utilities Kingston offers information so you know what to do in case of basement flooding, power outages and sewer overflows.Read more...
December 5, 2019
We are experiencing phone line issues when calling the customer service line at 613-546-0000 and attempting to report utility emergencies by pressing 8 or saying ‘emergency’. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.Read more...
Service Line Warranties of Canada to provide optional and voluntary emergency repair programs to local homeownersNovember 29, 2019
Utilities Kingston has entered into an agreement with Service Line Warranties of Canada to provide optional and voluntary service plans to residents in Kingston. Residential property owners will receive a reminder mailing from SLWC that includes our logo. We want to assure our customers that this offering is legitimate.Read more...
November 27, 2019
Strong winds are expected to start this afternoon and continue overnight, with the potential to bring down tree limbs, cause isolated power outages and create traffic signal issues. Know what to do and who to contact in an emergency.Read more...