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News release: October 20, 2022

Consider how safe, clean water impacts your life every day

Brampton, ON. (October 20, 2022) – Today is Imagine a Day Without Water - an international day that raises awareness about the value of water – an essential resource.

Peel Region is asking the community to take time to consider what it would be like if you did not have clean water to drink or wash your hands. No water to cook, flush the toilet or to shower.

The World Health Organization and United Nations define water as a fundamental human right which must be available, affordable, accessible and of quality. Clean, safe drinking water is available in Peel every time you turn on the tap.

Today we ask you to think about why water shouldn’t be taken for granted and, with these simple actions, consider how it impacts your life each day.

Learn how clean drinking water reaches your home or business.

Peel treats and distributes 570 million litres of safe, high quality drinking water to homes, schools, and workplaces each day.

Take a virtual tour of our Arthur P. Kennedy Water Treatment Plant to discover how Peel’s water travels from Lake Ontario to your tap.

Find out where your water goes after you flush the toilet or shower.

Peel’s wastewater collection system has over 3,400 km of pipes and treats 630 million litres of wastewater. Discover how Peel Region collects and cleans used water at our wastewater treatment plants in an environmentally responsible manner before it is retuned to Lake Ontario or the Credit River.

We are proud to provide these vital services that touch the community everyday. In a world where many are impacted by climate change – severe flooding or drought, and don’t have has access to safe drinking water, we will continue to protect and invest in this valuable resource. Our mission is to deliver clean water for life.

Elaine Gilliland, Director Water and Wastewater Operations

Media contact

Kieran Scott
Communication Specialist
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.