Residents of Kingston’s west end may now bathe, do their dishes and their laundry after several days of water conservation as Utilities Kingston completed a sewer main repair.
“Utilities Kingston is thanking west-end residents and businesses for conserving water and reducing sewer use, after a sewer force main break at Front and Days Road,” Utilities Kingston said in a press release. “Crews have repaired the sewer break, which was at a flange fitting on a large diameter, 36-inch force main. The sewer is now operating under normal conditions.”
“We appreciate the efforts of our community in reducing water and sewer use,” said Heather Roberts, Director of Water and Wastewater Services of Utilities Kingston. “We understand the inconvenience for our customers and are pleased to report that the Kingston West sewer system is now operating under normal conditions.”
According to the utility company, the community’s efforts to conserve water and sewer use helped manage the environmental impacts of the sewer break, and encouraged the community to continue its conservation efforts. “While residents can return to normal water and sewer use, the utility company encourages the community to conserve the use of water in any circumstance. Reducing the use of treated water helps manage the need to expand water and sewer infrastructure and is good for the environment,” the company said in the press release.
While the repairs are complete, Utilities Kingston said it expects to return to the site to make infrastructure improvements in the near future.
The company also thanked its employees who had worked over more than 48 hours to repair the sewer main as fast as possible. “Throughout this emergency, Utilities Kingston effectively managed the operation of the sewer, met service expectations, and took action to reduce the impact to the environment.?The utility’s treatment and operations staff worked tirelessly and expertly in serving the local community. Thank you.”