Region of Peel wants feedback on water billing in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon


Published November 8, 2021 at 11:26 am

Politicians have said transferring services like wastewater to Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon could come with a higher cost to taxpayers. The Region of Peel wastewater plant is seen in this file photo.

The Region of Peel is asking residents in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon for more input on how they are charged for their water bills.

Over the next 10 years, the Region will be investing billions of dollars into drinking water and wastewater systems to upgrade pumping stations, treatment facilities, and underground pipes.

Money collected from resident’s water bills pay for system maintenance and upgrades, and the Region says feedback from the community will help keep rates fair while still covering the cost of upkeep.

Residents can give their feedback on the Region’s water system long-term financial plan at until February 8, 2022.

This is the second phase of the Region’s public consultations on its water rates, with the first phase ending last month.

Most customers are billed every three months, but those that use over 455 cubic metres of water per month are billed monthly.

Peel’s water and wastewater system is one of the largest in Canada, with a total asset value of $25 billion and serves 1.5 million people in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

Each year the Region provides more than 215 billion litres of water to residents and businesses.

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