Domestic Water Consumption
We measure progress towards long-term outcomes by tracking key indicators for the Peel community.
Why is this important?
- As our population increases in Peel, total demands on our water supply are expected to increase.
- The Region of Peel will meet increasing demands by building new water infrastructure and educating residents and businesses about efficient water usage.
- Efficient water usage is one way every resident can be more environmentally friendly.
How is this measured?
- The Region of Peel has set a target of reducing indoor water usage by Peel residents to 150 litres per person per day by 2025 in our Water Efficiency Strategy.
- We use population estimates and residential billing data collected by Peel Public Works to calculate how much water we use indoors per person per day.
- For this measure, we look at winter water usage only.
What progress are we making?
- Residential indoor water usage (litres per person per day) has been declining over the past few years.
- Peel's Water Efficiency Plan and residents' use of more water–efficient fixtures and appliances are making a positive difference.
- Peel will continue to promote efficient outdoor water usage to its residents and businesses as well.
- Peel programs like Fusion Landscaping and the Water Smart Irrigation Professional Certification Program will help reduce outdoor water consumption.