Water Act Water Withdrawal Regulations - Irrigation Strategy

The goal of a Prince Edward Island Water Act is to protect the quality and quantity of our water and ensure that the supply is healthy and sustainable now and into the future.

Irrigation Strategy Discussion Document 

The Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability has recommended that an irrigation strategy be developed for Prince Edward Island and is examining what aspects should be contained in the strategy.  The Departments of Environment, Energy and Climate Action and Agriculture and Land have developed a discussion document on the irrigation strategy.  This information has been presented to the Standing Committee and is provided here: 

Can I provide comments on the Irrigation Strategy Discussion Document? 

Comment submission closed on December 13, 2021. You can review the comments that were submitted before the closing date below. 

Proposed Regulation Amendment Supporting an Irrigation Strategy

The Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability has recommended that an irrigation strategy be developed for Prince Edward Island.  A proposed change to the Water Withdrawal Regulations supports this development.  The text for this proposed change is provided below:

Water Act and Supporting Regulations

The Water Act was proclaimed in February 2021 for implementation on June 16, 2021.  Regulations have been developed to support its implementation which also will be effective on June 16, 2021.

There are four sets of regulations that operationalize the Water Act, the Water Withdrawal Regulations, the Well Construction Regulations, the Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Systems Regulations and the Sewage Disposal Systems Regulations.  These regulations were effective on June 16, 2021. 

Where can I get more information on water resources on PEI?

You can visit the new website - On The Level

 

Published date: 
January 19, 2022
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