Peel wants input from Brampton, Mississauga residents before making long-term plan

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Published July 9, 2021 at 3:17 pm

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Peel Region is encouraging residents of Brampton and Mississauga to get engaged in the process helping with the water/wastewater services long-term financial plan.

In this early stage, Peel hopes to get a better understanding of how the community values water and wastewater services, if their current water bills are easy to understand, and what is important to them when thinking about rate options for the future.

Residents can share their feedback until Oct. 8.

This is an important process for the region as, 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.

“At the Region, it has always been paramount to balance the services we provide today with the long-term infrastructure and service needs,” said Kealy Dedman, commissioner of Peel Public Works.

“One way to effectively plan for the future is to develop financial plans that assess what it will cost to provide these services and how best to plan to pay for them. Taking the time to provide feedback helps us ensure that any changes we recommend to the way we charge for services meet the needs of the community.”

Ongoing system maintenance and upgrades are paid for by money collected from water bills. Community input into how Peel could charge for services is an important part of the review process.

This will help the regionkeep rates fair and equitable, providing good value, and connecting to how different customers use water and wastewater services.

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