For Immediate Release
June 25, 2001

Mitch Zamojc, P.Eng.
Commissioner, Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4395

Region of Peel Finalizes Water Servicing Agreement with Region of York

(Brampton) - Region of Peel Council voted to finalize an agreement that will supply drinking water from the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant to serve the Region of York from 2004 until 2031.

Council's approval was conditional on Peel continuing with measures to resolve the odour problems that have been occurring at the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Plant.

"Substantial work has been done to resolve the odour issue," said Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works for the Region of Peel. "A two-phase Odour Management Strategy is underway and we are confident that with odour control systems, chemical neutralizing additives and a process review we can address this issue."

The financial benefits for Peel from the water servicing agreement will be an estimated $152.4 million over the life of the agreement. Of the total, $52.4 million comes from York's buy-in costs; $8 million from capital cost savings; and $92 million from York's contribution to Peel's infrastructure reserve fund.

Under the agreement, York will receive water from Peel to meet its needs at a substantially lower cost than through other options under consideration.

"We are pleased with the benefits to the Regions of Peel and York through this water servicing agreement," said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. "We also will resolve concerns about odours at the Lakecview Waste Water Treatment Plant."

"Through this agreement we both win. York will have a secure water supply and Peel will benefit financially, while ensuring the drinking water needs of Peel residents are met now and into the future," said Commissioner Zamojc.

Highlights Of Peel and York Water Servicing Agreement

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