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Everything Drainage Workshop: Protect Your Property from Water Issues

September 16, 2013 -

Utilities Kingston invites homeowners to participate in a free workshop intended to help them properly manage excess water on their property and prevent basement flooding, while complying with the City of Kingston "Sewer Use By-Law".

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.

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

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

The Workshop, offered at the times below, takes place at the Utilities Kingston Water Conservation Garden, 1211 John Counter Boulevard, and is delivered by Hearthmakers Energy Cooperative.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. (rain date is September 19)
  • Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. (rain date is September 25)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. (rain date is October 3)
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. (rain date is October 6)

To register for the Workshop and find resources to prevent basement flooding go to www.utilitieskingston.com

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer for Utilities Kingston at 613-546-4291, extension 3116.

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