For Immediate Release
August 9, 2001

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

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in Region of Peel

(Brampton) -Region of Peel Council voted today to place mandatory water use restrictions on residents of the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon in order to 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 required to refrain from watering their lawns, washing their cars and their driveways. Owners of businesses and residences with automated sprinkler systems are also required to turn them off until further notice. Flower and vegetable gardens should be watered only with watering cans. All new sod recently laid is exempt from the water ban.

"The lack of significant rainfall over the last few weeks and the increased water use during this hot, dry period leaves us little choice but to restrict water-use in Peel," said John Savage, Director of Water and Wastewater Treatment for the Region.

The Region of Peel last imposed water-use restrictions in the early 1990s. A voluntary water use restriction was announced earlier this week. Regional officials will review the situation daily to determine when mandatory water-use restrictions will be lifted.

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


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