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.

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