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The Regional Municipality 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 water to prevent contamination and regularly tests its quality. In the year 2004 the Region of Peel has provided the region with excellent quality water. A number of tests were 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 the regulatory requirement, all of which proved the Region of Peel municipal water being of excellent quality.
The 2004 results of the tests performed by the Region of Peel have been organized and the annual report has been made available for viewing.
If experiencing difficulty accessing or viewing the 2004
data results please contact the Water Quality Team at:
905-791-7800 ext 4685.
The Municipal Waterworks of the Community of Palgrave, Town of Caledon
Located in the north-east area of the Town of Caledon, Palgrave and Cedar Mills currently have a service population of about 1391people supplied by a municipally owned waterworks system. The groundwater drawn from three municipal wells is disinfected with chlorine and delivered to consumers through the water distribution system. Surplus water is stored in a 4.4 million-litre (970 thousand-gallon) reservoir connected to the water distribution system, which also services a population of about 1374 in Centreville and Cedar Mills. Sodium silicate is also added to the water to help prevent the naturally occurring iron in the water from precipitating out of solution.
Upcoming Waterworks Projects
The Palgrave municipal drinking water supply will be upgraded to meet new Provincial drinking water standards. The Palgrave wells are to be upgraded with iron filtration to reduce the amount of dissolved iron in drinking water, Ultraviolet disinfection, and other enhanced disinfection features to meet the stringent new standards.
Is our water safe to drink?
To protect public health, the Ministry of the Environment has established the Ontario Drinking Water Standards (ODWS). These objectives help ensure that water used by the public is free from disease-causing organisms, hazardous amounts of toxic chemicals and radioactive materials.
The Region of Peel is proud to report that it has met these
standards in 2004.
OUR WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK.
The owner of a drinking-water system must ensure that annual reports are prepared summarizing the results of tests required under the Regulation 170/03, including organic, inorganic and microbiological parameters, describe any major expenses incurred during the period covered by the report and made available to public.
New - Quarterly water quality
reports are no longer a regulatory requirement. Starting
in 2004, all municipalities in Ontario are required to produce
an annual report on drinking water systems. This report
is a result of new Drinking Water Systems Regulations (Regulation
170/03), introduced by the Ministry of the Environment on
June 1, 2003. The Region of Peel, in compliance with the
provincial regulations, compiles the annual water quality
reports and makes them available to the public. The 2004
annual report may be viewed
on-line (PDF 49KB, 9 pgs) , or picked up at the Region
of Peel office at 10 Peel Centre Dr., 4th Floor, Brampton.
For assistance, please call the Water Quality Team at:
905-791-7800 ext 4685.
The Region of Peel operates municipal water supply systems in accordance with provincial regulations:
- Analytical tests to monitor water quality are conducted by a laboratory audited by the Canadian Association for Environmental Analytical Laboratories (CAEAL) and accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). Accreditation ensures that the laboratory has acceptable laboratory protocols and assurances of the proficiency of the analysts performing the tests.
- Operation by Licensed Operators. Competent and licensed staff operates and maintains the water treatment facilities and water distribution systems. Operator certification is regulated under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA) Regulation 435/93. Licensing means that an individual meets the education and experience requirements and has successfully passed certification examinations.
- The Region of Peel adheres to all water sampling and analysis requirements required by the Regulation 170/03 under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Ontario Drinking Water Standards, Permit-to-take-Water and Certificate of Approval conditions.
- The Region of Peel adheres to Ontario Ministry of the Environment Guidelines and Procedures to ensure the protection of the public health and operational excellence.
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