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July 16, 2018 –

Utilities Kingston invites homeowners to participate in the free Everything Drainage Workshop –  to help them manage excess water on their property, prevent basement flooding and comply with the City of Kingston's Sewer Use Bylaw. New this year, Utilities Kingston is offering an enhanced option for homeowners who have participated in an Everything Drainage Workshop in the past, or for those seeking more in-depth information.

Have standing water on your property? Notice your sump pump running frequently? The Everything Drainage Workshop is for you. It's also for homeowners 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 Sean Meleschuk, vice president and CEO of 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 manage standing or excess water using landscaping and rain-scaping techniques

The enhanced option is longer (three hours, instead of two) and offers more detailed information about managing surface and rain water, using preventative plumbing and implementing water-wise gardening practices. You'll get into the nitty-gritties, including calculating rainfall, and sizing trenches, French drains and basins.

The two- or three-hour workshops, offered at the times below, take place at 85 Lappan's Lane. Meet at the front doors to enter the building for the workshop. Events will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, July 25 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (enhanced workshop) • Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (enhanced workshop) • Wednesday, August 8 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (this replaced the workshop previously planned for July 4)

To register, use our quick and easy-to-use online form at, or call 613-5460000 and say ‘conservation'.


Media contact: For more information, contact 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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