News release: November 3, 2021
Peel asks for additional feedback on changes to water/wastewater rate charges
Brampton, ON. (November 3, 2021) – The Region of Peel is once again asking for resident feedback as we launch Phase 2 of public engagement for our water/wastewater services long-term financial plan process.
During Phase 2, we are looking for the community’s input to inform our water rate structure recommendations. The rate structure determines how you are charged for drinking water and wastewater treatment. Feedback can be shared at peelregion.ca/fp anytime between now and February 8, 2022.
Why financial planning is important
Over the next 10 years, Peel will need to invest billions of dollars in the drinking water and wastewater systems to upgrade pumping stations, treatment facilities, and underground pipes. Peel wants to continue to make wise investments in water and wastewater to ensure high-quality and reliable services remain for decades into the future.
Ongoing system maintenance and upgrades are paid for by money collected from water bills. Community input into how the Region of Peel could charge for services is an important part of the review process. This will help us ensure we keep rates fair and equitable; we charge in a way that provides good value, and it is connected directly to how different customers use water and wastewater services.
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.