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Final Everything Drainage Workshop of the season: protect your property from water issues

Aug. 13, 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. The third and final workshop of the season will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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's Sewer Use Bylaw. It takes place at the Utilities Kingston offices at 85 Lappan's Lane.

"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 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 communications for Utilities Kingston 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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