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Everything Drainage Workshop: Protect your property from water issues

May 22, 2015 -

Have standing water on your property? Notice your sump pump running frequently? The ‘Everything Drainage' workshop is for you – and for every homeowner who would like to make every raindrop count to conserve tap water.

Utilities Kingston invites you to participate in a free workshop to help manage excess water on your property and prevent basement flooding, while complying with the City of Kingston "Sewer Use By-Law." It takes place at the Utilities Kingston offices, 85 Lappan's Lane on Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Additional dates may be added this season, 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

While attending the workshop, you can take advantage of a water-smart plant sale in support of the United Way and free tours of the water conservation garden - all happening next door at 1211 John Counter Blvd., beginning at 10 a.m. on the same date.

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.

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Media contact: For more information contact the media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

About Utilities Kingston: Utilities Kingston operates multiple utilities through a single service structure, allowing it to deliver cost savings and customer service excellence. The company is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services, and broadband fibre optics in one company. Trusted by customers to deliver reliable utilities for more than 150 years, employees are proud to provide personal, responsive services.

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