For Immediate Release
Monday August 27, 2001
Commissioner, Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4395
Region Of Peel Ends Mandatory Watering Restrictions
(Brampton) - The Region of Peel announced today that it is ending the mandatory water use restrictions imposed on August 9, 2001 to help replenish the Region's reservoir levels during the recent dry spell.
The decision to lift the restrictions was made based on the recent significant rainfall, cooler temperatures and because the reduction in water use by Peel residents helped to substantially restore water levels.
"On behalf of the Region I want to thank Peel residents who helped reduce water use during the recent dry period," says Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works. "Their actions helped us to quickly restore levels in many of our reservoirs."
Residents and businesses may resume watering their lawns, use automatic sprinklers and wash their cars. They are encouraged to practise water conservation and to continue to use water wisely.
"Even though the water restrictions have been lifted residents should go easy when trying to restore burnt lawns" says Mark Schiller, Director of the Water and Wastewater Treatment division. "It will take a few weeks of cooler temperatures and efficient water use to restore lawns and at the same time maintain adequate capacity in our water systems."
"Remember it is only necessary to apply 25 millimetres (one inch) of water each week to maintain your lawn," Schiller says.
Residents and businesses requiring additional information may call the Region at 905-791-7800, Ext. 4409 or visit our Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca
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Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
Web site: http://www.region.peel.on.ca
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