Clean Air Peel Initiatives
The use of each of our resources is connected. Every time you turn on the tap, step into the shower or water the lawn, you are using water. The Region treats and delivers water to the 1.2 million residents and businesses in Peel - the largest energy consuming process in the whole Region.
The Region's Water Efficiency Plan outlines the Region's strategy to reduce water consumption in Peel by 10 per cent by 2015. The reduction in water consumption reduces associated energy requirements and greenhouse gas emissions related to water and wastewater treatment and distribution processes.
Examples of Regional Initiatives
The main objectives of Water Smart Peel are to provide information on water use to residents and businesses, encourage water efficient practices through incentives and reduce individual daily water consumption by 10 per cent by 2015.
The Region of Peel offers rebates through a Residential Toilet Replacement Program. The rebate program provides $60 rebates to residents or property owners who replace inefficient toilets with new Peel-Approved toilets.
Peel Living Water Efficiency Retrofit Project
A number of Peel Living buildings were retrofitted with low flow toilets and shower heads to reduce water use and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Lawn and Garden Consultation Program advises Peel residents on proper landscape and watering techniques. Trained advisors will assess a homeowner’s property to help the resident to maintain a healthy lawn and garden without the excessive use of water or pesticides.
With increased demands on water supplies, there's a greater focus on conserving water. The Region of Peel provides residents with information to make water efficient and environmentally friendly gardening choices.
The Region of Peel offers a rebate to industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities interested in participating in the Indoor Water Audit Program for Businesses. This program is aimed at identifying areas of potential average daily water savings that may be achieved through a permanent process change.
The pre-rinse spray valve replacement program is available to restaurants throughout the Region of Peel. The program is designed to reduce water consumption and lower operating costs by replacing inefficient spray valves with a more water efficient model.
The Region provides rebates ranging from $60 to $140 to property owners or operators of industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities who replace inefficient toilets with new Peel-approved water-efficient models.