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The Region of Peel takes pride in ensuring that its residents are provided with clean and safe water, free of any pollutants that could jeopardize their health.
The Region of Peel treats its source water to remove contaminants and regularly tests the water quality to ensure customers are provided with high quality drinking water. Tests are performed on thousands of water samples collected throughout the year, including testing for microbiological parameters, inorganic and organic parameters, operational checks as well as any additional testing carried out in accordance with regulatory requirements. Test results prove the Region of Peel municipal water is of excellent quality.
Microbiological samples are sent to an accredited laboratory and tested for E. Coli, Total Coliform and a broad group of bacteria. The results are provided to the Region of Peel and reviewed by the Water Quality and Compliance staff. If the results fail to meet the regulatory requirements in the Ontario Drinking Water Quality Standards (Regulation 169/03) the necessary corrective action is initiated and the event is reported in accordance with the drinking water legislation.
Critical Water Users Database
Do you use municipal tap water for home haemodialysis treatment? Sign up on the Region's secure online database or call 905-791-7800, ext. 4685. Region of Peel staff will attempt to contact you before a water interruption so you can make alternate arrangements for your health care.
Drinking Water Quality Management System
Peel has developed and implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) for all of its drinking water systems in accordance with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) mandated Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS).
Testing Drinking Water for Lead
Lead testing is required by all municipalities in Ontario to ensure water quality standards.
Testing Drinking Water for Sodium
Sodium levels in drinking water are continuously monitored.
Peel's Water Quality and Compliance staff are pleased to answer any questions and/or help the public resolve any drinking water quality concerns.
For information on water quality please call 905-791-7800 ext. 4685. Caledon residents in long-distance areas may call 905-584-2216 toll free and ask for ext. 4685.
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