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News release: October 21, 2021

Peel asks what it would be like if there wasn’t any water

Brampton, ON. (October 21, 2021) – Consider what it would be like if you had no water for common everyday tasks. No water to drink or wash your hands. No water to shower or flush the toilet, or to do laundry. Today on October 21, as we mark the seventh annual Imagine a Day Without Water, we'd like you to think what that means to you.

Many of us take for granted the vital systems that bring water and remove wastewater to and from homes and businesses. Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity to raise awareness about Peel's water and wastewater systems.

To get a better understanding of where your water comes from, you're invited to take a virtual tour of the Arthur P. Kennedy water treatment plant. This state-of-the-art treatment facility provides multiple levels of treatment to clean your water. To find out what happens to your water after you use it, take a look at our video of the G.E. Booth wastewater treatment plant. This wastewater plant ensures that used water from homes and businesses is removed safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.

We are proud of these services that touch the community everyday. We serve 1.5 million residents in Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon, providing 599 million litres of high-quality drinking water. We also remove about five hundred million litres of wastewater from homes and businesses.

Elaine Gilliland, Director Water and Wastewater Operations.

Imagine a Day Without Water began in 2015 as a project of The Value of Water Campaign. In 2021, the Region of Peel has joined more than 1,000 organizations across the United States and Canada to participate in this annual day of advocacy and education.

Media contact

Kieran Scott
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
Tel: 416-951-4842

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.