Access to water for people who are homeless

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Peterborough Marina

Peterborough, ON - To assist people who are homeless with staying hydrated, the City, Peterborough Public Health and community groups, including One Roof, are working together to provide refillable water bottles and bottled water.

Refillable water bottles and bottled water are being distributed by One Roof through its community meal program.

Peterborough Public Library is also providing refillable water bottles and able to refill water bottles during its curbside pickup hours detailed below.

The City offers water refill stations at:

  • Peterborough Marina, 92 George St. N.
  • Eastgate Memorial Park, 2150 Ashburnham Dr.
  • Beavermead Park, 2011 Ashburnham Dr.
  • Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. N., during its curbside pickup hours:
    • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Thursdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

In addition to the water refill stations, the tap water in public washrooms at municipal parks, including King Edward Park and Millennium Park, is from the City’s normal water supply.

Meals and beverages are also available through the City emergency shelter programs that are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the centralized intake. To access emergency shelter:

  • Monday to Friday, visit in person at Social Services, 178 Charlotte St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 705-748-8830 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • After hours, during weekends and on holidays, call 705-926-0096

For social assistance recipients and low-income residents, the Social Services is providing additional benefits to assist with providing fans and cooling options.

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For additional information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Brendan Wedley, Manager of Communication Services

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext 1636