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Utilities Kingston offers #TenThousandThanks to customers for 10,000 rain barrels sold

July 15, 2016 -

When: Tuesday, July 19 at 9:30 a.m.

Who: Mayor Bryan Paterson; Jim Keech, president & CEO of Utilities Kingston; Alicia Peltsch-Williams and Scott Williams, Utilities Kingston customers; Stephen Sottile, manager of customer service and conservation.

What: Utilities Kingston offers #TenThousandThanks to customers for conserving water to mark the delivery of its 10,000th rain barrel.

Thanks to customer support and interest, and the efforts of many employees, Utilities Kingston has reached an exciting milestone - 10,000 rain barrels delivered, since 2006. The popular rain barrel program has been in effect since 2006 and has helped conserve an estimated 20,000 m3 of treated water – enough to supply more than 100 homes.

Mayor Bryan Paterson will join Utilities Kingston's president & CEO, Jim Keech, and manager of customer service and conservation, Stephen Sottile as they deliver the 10,000th rain barrel to the Peltsch-Williams residence. They will also give them a beautiful, water-wise planter, featuring native, drought-tolerant plants, selected from the award-winning Utilities Kingston Water Conservation Garden.

Utilities Kingston invites its customers to celebrate along with them by tweeting photos of rain barrels in use to @utilitieskingston using the hashtag #TenThousandThanks.

By capturing and storing rain water, rain barrels are a great way for residents to practice water wise gardening, especially during dryer conditions. Customers can order a rain barrel by calling 613-546-0000. The charge will appear on their Utilities Kingston bill. The $44 price includes HST and delivery of the rain barrels to the customer's doorstep.

https://utilitieskingston.com/Water/Conservation/RainBarrel

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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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