Water in rural parts of Caledon
Homeowners in Caledon’s rural areas get clean water through a municipal well-based system or from privately owned wells.
Well-based municipal drinking water systems
There are 4 well-based municipal drinking water systems in Caledon.
Groundwater is the water source for well-based systems.
Groundwater exists beneath the earth’s surface in underground aquifers (layers of rock and water). This water is then pumped to the surface through a well pump and treated at our small-scale water treatment plants in Caledon.
Peel’s well-based municipal drinking water systems are:
- Owned and operated by the Region of Peel.
- Are regulated under the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act.
Well-based municipal system treatment process
Peel’s well-based water system follows similar treatment, distribution, maintenance and testing practices as the lake-based system.
Our small-scale water treatment plants are equipped with processes that improve the taste, smell and clarity of the drinking water.
- Advanced water treatment using ultraviolet (UV) disinfection.
- Chlorine contact chambers for effective disinfection.
- Green sand filters for removal of iron and manganese and reducing staining in sinks, tubs, and toilets.
Peel Region-owned municipal wells
Peel owns and operates wells in the following areas of Caledon:
- Caledon East
- Caledon Village
- Cheltenham Village
Our Water Quality Reports outline in detail, information about the water systems and the water quality standards in each of these communities.