Consider what it would be like if you had no water for common everyday tasks. No water to drink or wash your hands. No water to shower or flush the toilet, or to do laundry. Today on October 21, as we mark the seventh annual Imagine a Day Without Water, we’d like you to think what that means to you.
Many of us take for granted the vital systems that bring water and remove wastewater to and from homes and businesses. Imagine a Day Without Water is an opportunity to raise awareness about Peel’s water and wastewater systems.
To get a better understanding of where your water comes from, you’re invited to take a virtual tour of the Arthur P. Kennedy water treatment plant. This state-of-the-art treatment facility provides multiple levels of treatment to clean your water. To find out what happens to your water after you use it, take a look at our video of the G.E. Booth wastewater treatment plant. This wastewater plant ensures that used water from homes and businesses is removed safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.
“We are proud of these services that touch the community everyday. We serve 1.5 million residents in Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon, providing 599 million litres of high-quality drinking water. We also remove about five hundred million litres of wastewater from homes and businesses.
” Elaine Gilliland, Director Water and Wastewater Operations
Imagine a Day Without Water began in 2015 as a project of The Value of Water Campaign. In 2021, the Region of Peel has joined more than 1,000 organizations across the United States and Canada to participate in this annual day of advocacy and education.