Domestic Water Consumption
Area of Focus: Thriving
Gross and Indoor Litres per Person per day (LCD), 2010-2015
Source: Region of Peel Public Works Department, 2010-2015.
Why is this important?
- As our population increases in Peel, total demands on our water supply are expected to increase.
- The Region of Peel will meet increasing demands by improving water infrastructure, such as more efficient water treatment plants, improved storm water management, by educating residents about reducing water usage, and more.
- Reducing water usage is one way every resident can be more environmentally friendly.
How is this measured?
- The Region of Peel has set a target of reducing indoor water usage by Peel residents to 150 litres per capita per day (LCD) by 2025 in our Water Efficiency Strategy.
- We use population estimates and residential billing data collected by Peel Public Works to calculate how much water we use indoors per person per day.
- For this measure, we look at winter water usage only.
What progress are we making?
- Residential indoor LCD has been declining over the past few years.
- Peel's Water Efficiency Plan and residents' use of more water-efficient fixtures and appliances are making a positive difference.
- Peel will continue to promote the efficient use of water to its residents.
- Peel programs like Fusion Landscaping and the Water Smart Irrigation Professional Certification Program will help reduce outdoor water consumption.