City-owned Utilities Kingston has a program to help local homeowners offset the costs of protecting their homes from flooding - a far too common hazard in Kingston.

 For eligible homeowners, the Preventative Plumbing Program will pay 50 to 75 per cent of work such as:

- new sump pits and pumps

- installation of backflow prevention valves

- disconnection of existing sump pumps

- capping of foundation-drain connections.

The city is funding these measures because they help reduce the load on city service pipes as a whole and lower the risk of flooding. For detailed information, follow this link: