News release: July 8, 2021
Share your feedback on how we pay for water/wastewater services in the future
Brampton, ON (July 8, 2021) – Peel Region is encouraging residents to get engaged in the process as the Region develops its water/wastewater services long-term financial plan.
In this first stage, Peel hopes to get a better understanding of how the community values water and wastewater services, if their current water bills are easy to understand, and what is important to them when thinking about rate options for the future. Citizens can share their feedback at peelregion.ca/fp. anytime between now and October 8.
Why financial planning is important
Over the next 10 years, Peel will need to invest billions of dollars in the drinking water and wastewater systems to upgrade pumping stations, treatment facilities, and underground pipes. Peel wants to continue to make wise investments in water and wastewater to ensure high-quality and reliable services remain for decades into the future.
Ongoing system maintenance and upgrades are paid for by money collected from water bills. Community input into how Peel could charge for services is an important part of the review process. This will help us ensure we keep rates fair and equitable; we charge in a way that provides good value, and it is connected directly to how different customers use water and wastewater services.
At the Region, it has always been paramount to balance the services we provide today with the long-term infrastructure and service needs. One way to effectively plan for the future is to develop financial plans that assess what it will cost to provide these services and how best to plan to pay for them. Taking the time to provide feedback helps us ensure that any changes we recommend to the way we charge for services meet the needs of the community.
Kealy Dedman, Commissioner of Public Works, Region of Peel
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 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 @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.