As we are in the midst of summer, you may start to notice some signs going up in your neighbours’ yards. Here’s what you need to know about these “Great Curb Appeal” signs: This year’s Kingston Blooms competition will be judged a little differently than previous years. Nominations for Kingston’s most luscious and lively gardens…

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Own a heritage property in need of some TLC? You may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in funds through the City’s new Heritage Property Grant program. “Well-kept historic buildings are part of the old-world character of Kingston. This program is about helping heritage property-owners preserve their highly-valued heritage assets for their own enjoyment…

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Get the #FloodFacts to help prevent basement flooding and sewer backups If you have a basement, it is at risk of flooding and sewer backups – even if it’s never flooded before. The risk is greatest during heavy rainfalls, like Kingston has experienced in recent months. Homeowners can take actions to protect their properties and…

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Everything Drainage Workshop: protect your property from water issues. Utilities Kingston invites homeowners to participate in a free workshop to help them manage excess water on their property, prevent basement flooding and comply with the City of Kingston’s Sewer Use Bylaw. Have standing water on your property? Notice your sump pump running frequently? The Everything…

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Plan your garden to conserve water. Visit Utilities Kingston’s Water Conservation Garden to learn how! Plan a visit to the Utilities Kingston award-winning Water Conservation Garden at 1211 John Counter Blvd. to see more than 100 types of plants that require less water.  Free tours also show gardeners how to save water, time and money…

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Kingston Blooms Celebrates Local Green Thumbs The City of Kingston’s annual Kingston Blooms Best-kept Garden Awards celebrates the city’s best green thumbs for their hard work keeping Kingston beautiful. “Kingston is fortunate to have many spectacular gardens. This friendly ‘test of the best’ is a way to promote excellence in gardening, good horticultural practices and…

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Utilities Kingston gas customers may now be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in rebates on home renovations aimed at saving energy. The Home Reno Rebate program is being offered to Utilities Kingston customers by Union Gas, in partnership with the Government of Ontario. “We’re pleased that Utilities Kingston gas customers can now get help…

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Kingston, Ontario, rain barrels, green living

Garden-lovers: celebrate spring – get a home-delivered rain barrel to capture spring showers for use in your garden. Each spring, Utilities Kingston offers rain barrels for sale to its customers.  Order yours while quantities last by calling 613-546-0000. You can now order more than one rain barrel each year. DELIVERY: The barrels will be delivered to…

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