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For Immediate Release:
May 25, 2017

Investing in the Long-term Sustainability of Peel’s Clean Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

BRAMPTON, ON. (May 25, 2017) – The Federal and Provincial governments announced that they will be investing a total of $103.5 million to the Region of Peel through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) to rehabilitate and replace water equipment and facilities and begin new wastewater projects to ensure that residents continue to benefit from access to safe, clean and reliable drinking water and modern wastewater services.

"Investing in high–quality infrastructure is one of the building blocks to providing a great quality of life for our communities and is a foundation of the Region’s bold, 20–year strategic plan,” said Stephen VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and CFO. We thank the Federal and Provincial governments for their critical support that will allow the Region to maintain a state of good repair for its water infrastructure for years to come. We look forward to our continued partnerships as the Region advances its bold vision of building a community for life so residents and businesses in Peel can thrive for generations.”

This infrastructure funding will support our priority of responsible and planned asset management, while balancing prudent financial management and providing value for our residents tax dollars.

"Each day we play the critical role of supplying 600 million litres of safe drinking water to residents and businesses in Peel. This Infrastructure funding helps support and maintain our best in class infrastructure,” said Janette Smith, Commissioner, Public Works.

The Honourable Dipika Damerla, MPP and Regional Chair and CEO for the Region of Peel Frank Dale and Public Works Commissioner Janette Smith and the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development toast with a glass of Peel drinking water following the announcement of funding for clean water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the Region of Peel.

A high resolution version of the image is available on request

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.


Media Contacts:

Kieran Scott
Specialist, Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4635

Shereen Daghstani
Supervisor, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4643

Amie Miles
Supervisor, Marketing & Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 1636

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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