The Region of Peel advises that residents and businesses should observe a new outdoor water use advisory, effective immediately.

The advisory comes as the result of unexpected repairs at one of the region’s treatment facilities. In a press release, the Region of Peel says the advisory is “necessary to ensure our water supply levels are maintained throughout the system.”

The advisory is expected to last for the next few days and the region advises that normal outdoor water use practices will be resumed as soon as possible.

So what does this all mean? Here is what is being asked of both residents and businesses:

  • Reduce all outdoor watering. This includes watering lawns, gardens and planters. Any residents or businesses with automatic irrigation are being asked to shut systems off.
  • Stop or reduce filling or topping up pools, hot tubs, ponds and decorative fountains.
  • Stop or reduce all exterior surface washing. Sweep away debris from driveways, walkways, and sidewalks.
  • Delay washing vehicles, including at car wash facilities.

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