Did You Know
The rotten egg smell associated with Natural Gas is just a chemical added to the gas by
your Natural Gas operator.
The odour is added by injecting the chemical mercaptan into the gas in order to
allow people to detect the presence of Natural Gas leaks.
Remember that if you smell gas, leave the area and call your gas company from another location.
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.
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Recent News – Gas
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October 30, 2013
Utilities Kingston has reviewed the rates for natural gas commodity, transportation and storage effective November 1, 2013.
October 07, 2013
Natural gas lines can sometimes intersect with sewer lines. When this happens it is known as a sewer cross bore. When left undisturbed, sewer cross bores do not present a safety risk. If you have a blocked sewer line beyond the outside wall of your building, your attempt to clear it could damage the gas line, causing natural gas to leak into your home or building.
July 31, 2013
Effective August 1, 2013, the transportation and storage price applicable to Utilities Kingston’s natural gas customers will decrease -$0.0116 per cubic metre to $0.1145 per cubic metre.
February 22, 2013
Natural gas lines can sometimes intersect with sewer lines beyond the outside wall of your home or building, which is known as a cross bore.