Did You Know
Before natural gas is delivered to your home, mercaptan is added to it, which gives the gas a sulphur or “rotten egg” smell to help detect leaks.
Learn more about leaks and odours.
If You Smell Gas
Evacuate the premises and call Utilities Kingston immediately from outside your home or building at 613-546-1181, extension 2151.
Utilities Kingston provides customer-focused and cost-effective multi-utility services in
Kingston, Ontario, including safe and reliable gas distribution services to over 14,000
customers in Central Kingston.
Employees maintain and operate:
- 250 kilometres of gas mains
- 218 kilometres of gas services
- 1,360 mainline gas valves to regulate, direct, and control flows
- and eight gas pressure regulation stations
A Reminder of Another Age
The image above shows the gas lamp on the
west corner of Lower Union and King Street East.
Gas street lighting just about ended with the 19th century,
but one lamp remains and is maintained by Utilities Kingston.
Natural Gas Safety
Utilities Kingston puts safety first. Certified technicians help ensure public safety, and the goal to
ensure every employee goes home safely is upheld every day. While you’re visiting the website,
check out related safety information for
Call Before You Dig,
sewer cross bores,
gas leaks and odours,
carbon monoxide, and
Recent News – Gas
See more Gas News
March 11, 2014
With another big blast of winter expected into tomorrow, Utilities Kingston is alerting the public about the risk of snow and ice build-up on outdoor utility equipment, in particular gas meters.
February 13, 2014
Protect your home and health this heating season - report gas smells or hissing, and install and maintain a working carbon monoxide detector.
February 01, 2014
Effective February 1, 2014, the transportation and storage price applicable to Utilities Kingston’s natural gas customers will decrease.
December 12, 2013
If you are approached to sign or renew a gas or electricity contract for your home or small business, it’s important to know who you’re dealing with. Energy company salespeople must wear an ID badge and give you a business card.