Water is fundamental to life, yet is often taken for granted. By using water wisely today, we can reduce costs and environmental impacts while ensuring that future generations have the same access to clean water that we enjoy.
Water conservation saves you money and keeps water affordable for the future.
- Only one per cent of our planet’s water is accessible and fresh.
- Canada’s per capita water consumption is the second-highest amongst developed countries.
- Water conservation delays the need to build more water treatment and distribution infrastructure. It also reduces the large amount of electricity needed to pump and treat this water.
- In 2011, Utilities Kingston employed 120 workers to operate over $1 billion in water treatment, water distribution, and wastewater treatment infrastructure assets.
Utilities Kingston offers the following programs to help our residential and commercial customers use less water and prevent run-off pollution:
Did you know? We report annually to the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and publish the reports on our website.
Links to external websites
- Environment Canada - Wise Water Use
- CMHC - Water and Housing
- Canadian Water & Wastewater Association
- WaterWiser, water conservation resources at the American Water Works Association
- Natural Resources Canada Energy Efficiency Product Information - Water Heaters
- Natural Resources Canada Water Heater Guide