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
March 26, 2020
In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, Utilities Kingston is taking additional steps to help customers with their water and sewer bills. These include extending the Conservation Rate for water bills, and extending payment arrangements for customers who are experiencing hardship.Read more...
March 20, 2020
We at Utilities Kingston recognize that this is a difficult time for our community and are letting our customers know: we’re here to support you. If you are concerned about paying your bill, experiencing hardship, or have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please call us to discuss extended bill payment options and financial assistance programs.Read more...
March 19, 2020
To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, access to our main office at 85 Lappan’s Lane is now restricted. Read some of the common reasons people visit in person, with instructions on what you can do instead.Read more...
March 18, 2020
As Utilities Kingston suspends non-critical programs and services, the utility company reassures its customers: we will continue to provide the level of reliable water, wastewater, natural gas, electricity and broadband networking services that you expect from us.Read more...
March 17, 2020
To help protect the health and safety of employees, and ensure the reliability of critical utility services, Utilities Kingston is suspending non-critical programs and services, until further notice.Read more...