Utilities Kingston provides customer-focused and cost-effective multi-utility services in Kingston, Ontario, including safe and reliable water services to 40,000 homes and businesses.
Employees maintain and operate a system that includes:
- three water treatment plants
- 587 kilometres of water main ranging in size from 150 to 1,200 millimetres
- 5,468 water valves for isolation and flow control
- five booster stations that raise water pressure
- 8 water storage facilities that hold 5.3 million litres of water for consumption and fire protection
- 3,583 fire hydrants used for fire protection and system maintenance
In 2021, we pumped 22.5 billion litres of potable water through the municipal distribution system.
Recent news - water
Utilities Kingston is inspecting and rating hydrants to uphold our high quality drinking water system and to support fire protectionMay 23, 2023
We are now inspecting and flow rating fire hydrants, as part of our proactive annual maintenance program. This work ensures the ongoing integrity of the drinking water system and helps support fire protection in Kingston.Read more...about Utilities Kingston is inspecting and rating hydrants to uphold our high quality drinking water system and to support fire protection
Come hear updates about sewer and water project: Front Road and King Street WestMay 11, 2023
Community members are invited to the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge Street to hear updates and ask questions about the Front Road and King Street West sewer and water project.Read more...about Come hear updates about sewer and water project: Front Road and King Street West
We're making improvements in your neighbourhoodMay 4, 2023
Utilities Kingston is making improvements to community infrastructure. Home and property-owners: see if we are planning to complete capital construction in your neighbourhood this year.Read more...about We're making improvements in your neighbourhood
‘Greener’ rain barrels now availableApril 25, 2023
Customers looking to buy sustainable products and take climate action – take note! We are now offering repurposed rain barrels that help divert waste from landfill and reduce treated water use. Order your home-delivered rain barrel today and capture spring showers for your garden!Read more...about ‘Greener’ rain barrels now available
Is water main relining coming to your neighbourhood?April 6, 2023
Utilities Kingston has awarded the 2022-2023 contract for water main relining to Fer-Pal Construction Ltd. Work is expected to re-start April 11, 2023, with completion by mid-November.Read more...about Is water main relining coming to your neighbourhood?