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About Tap Water in Peel

Source Water Protection

The Region of Peel, local conservation authorities and the Ministry of the Environment all invest in programs to protect our drinking water sources. This is the most cost-effective and reliable way to protect our drinking water.

It costs much more to treat contaminated groundwater than to protect it from getting contaminated in the first place. Groundwater exists beneath the earth's surface in underground aquifers.

Protecting Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario is the main source of drinking water for many residents in the Region of Peel and our everyday actions affect the health of the lake. It is important to understand how our choices and behaviours affect its overall health.

Taking care of Lake Ontario is a smart way of protecting the quality of our drinking water and the beauty of our lakeshore. Play a part in protecting our water source by making simple changes to your daily habits.

Peel's Source Water Partners
The Region of Peel partners with the following local conservation authorities to protect source water:

Toronto and Region Conservation

Toronto and Region Conservation includes nine watersheds across six GTA municipalities to the east side of the Region of Peel.

Credit Valley Conservation

Credit Valley Conservation is dedicated to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Credit River Watershed.

CTC source protection area
(The Region of Peel's source protection area)

The CTC region gets its name from the first letter of each of its three source protection areas: Credit Valley, Toronto and Region, and central Lake Ontario. The CTC Source Protection Region is one of 19 source protection regions in Ontario.

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