Preventative Plumbing Program Guide
Council for the City of Kingston approved the establishment of a financial
assistance program to be administered by Utilities Kingston.
The primary intent of this program is to provide financial assistance to homeowners who are
considering undertaking work on their own home to reduce future risk of sewage backup. Sewage
backups can occur for a number of reasons, yet the most common reason is overloading of the sanitary
sewer system during periods of rapid snow melt or heavy rainfall.
The secondary intent of this program is to reduce the amount of extraneous flow originating from
private homes. Extraneous flow is otherwise clean groundwater or stormwater that enters the
sanitary sewer systems and results in the system being overwhelmed during periods of rapid snow melt
or heavy rainfall.
The information contained below describes how the program works, what sort of assistance it offers and
the eligibility criteria. For more information, contact the City of Kingston Customer Service Representatives at
The 2013 program is now in effect. Interested applicants are encouraged to view the program guide and download the application today!
Download the Program Guide as a PDF
Download the Application Form