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null Everything Drainage Workshop: protect your property from water

July 6, 2015 –

Have standing water on your property? Notice your sump pump running frequently? Then this Wednesday night's Everything Drainage workshop is for you – and for every homeowner who wants to make every raindrop count to conserve tap water.

Utilities Kingston invites you to a free workshop on Wednesday, July 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Utilities Kingston offices, 85 Lappan's Lane. You'll learn how to manage excess water on your property and prevent basement flooding, while complying with the City of Kingston's Sewer Use Bylaw. This is the second such workshop this season; additional dates may be added this summer, based on interest.

"Learning how storm water and rainfall should be handled on your property can help you conserve water, reduce the risk of water damage to your property, and help protect your neighbours from basement flooding and sewage back-ups," says Stephen Sottile, conservation officer for Utilities Kingston.

You will learn:

  • Home Drainage 101
  • Simple, do-it-yourself drainage solutions
  • About the Preventative Plumbing Program – the popular financial assistance program to help homeowners install plumbing measures that reduce the risk of sewage back-ups and basement flooding
  • How to disconnect downspouts that are illegally connected to the sanitary sewer
  • How to manage standing or excess water using landscaping techniques

To register for the Everything Drainage workshop, or indicate your interest for a different date, call 613-546-0000 and say "conservation" or email conservation@utilitieskingston.com.

For water-smart gardening and landscaping resources, and for information related to basement flooding awareness and the Preventative Plumbing Program, go to www.utilitieskingston.com.


Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer for Utilities Kingston at 613-546-4291, ext. 3116.

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