For Immediate Release
August 8, 2001

John Savage
Director, Water and Wastewater Treatment
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4578

Region of Peel Asks Residents to Reduce Water Use During Dry Spell

(Brampton) - The Region of Peel has asked residents of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon to voluntarily reduce the amount of water used during this extended dry spell. The prolonged dry weather is straining the levels of Peel's water reservoirs from Lakeview and Lorne Park Water Treatment Plants and also the groundwater-based supply serving the Town of Caledon.

Peel residents are asked to avoid heavy water using activities such as lawn watering, car washing and washing of driveways. Watering of vegetable gardens should be carried out with water conservation in mind; use a water can and water in the evening when cooler temperatures help the soil retain more water.

"We are asking residents of the Region of Peel to voluntarily reduce the amount of water they use until further notice," said John Savage Director of Water and Wastewater for the Region.

The Region of Peel last imposed water-use restrictions in the early 1990s. Regional officials will review the situation daily to determine when the voluntary restrictions will end or when mandatory water-use restrictions will be required should the dry weather continue.

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail


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