News & Public Notices
Water level information
May 5, 2017 -
The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is responsible for monitoring and issuing updates on water levels in the Kingston area. If you are looking for updates, please go to its website and scroll down to find the "Current Flood Status" and associated information.
Kingston Fire & Rescue/Emergency Management
Due to the significant rainfall currently occurring and forecasted to continue over the weekend, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is monitoring the rainfall and issues relating to community risk to life or property. KFR is receiving situational updates from the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA), the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre through the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management, (OFMEM), the City's Public Works department and Utilities Kingston.
While widespread flooding for the Kingston area is not anticipated, we do expect some localized flooding as a result in some of the low lying areas. Kingston Fire & Rescue has not been experiencing an elevated demand for service related to any excess rainfall at this point.
Residents are encouraged to visit the City's Emergency Management page.
Entering a flooded basement could be hazardous! When in doubt, don't enter the flooded area until you are told it is safe by a qualified professional. Utilities Kingston offers these instructions on what to do if your basement has flooded. Report your flood or backup using this online reporting form or by calling Utilities Kingston at 613-546-0000.
Find out more about flood safety information from the Electrical Safety Authority website.
Flood Facts and Tips
Any basement is at risk of flooding, even if it's never happened before. Review these Utilities Kingston Flood Facts to find out how you can help protect your property.
Install Preventative Plumbing with Financial Assistance From Utilities Kingston
Even if you've never had a problem, you could qualify for up to $3,000 to install preventative plumbing to protect your property from basement flooding and sewer back-ups. Review Utilities Kingston's page to learn more and apply today.