BRAMPTON, ON. (June 21, 2012) – The Region of Peel wants to assure residents that their water is safe to drink and water quality will not be compromised as a result of the current labour disruption involving Public Works employees.
“We are aware there is misinformation being given to the public about Peel’s drinking water and we want residents to feel comfortable knowing that their water is safe and continues to meet all Ministry of the Environment regulations,” says Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works.
Peel has both union and non-union employees licensed and certified to work on the water system. Currently 68 licensed non-unionized staff are maintaining essential water services including sampling and flushing watermains to maintain disinfection levels, pumping station inspections and well treatment.
Peel’s water continues to be tested, treated and monitored as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and meets all provincial regulatory requirements. Peel’s water is tested for contaminants such as E.coli and other regulated health and aesthetic (taste, smell and colour) factors. Water samples are only sent to labs accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and licensed by the Ministry of the Environment.
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