Water Act Water Withdrawal Regulations - Irrigation Strategy
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:
- Proposed Amendments to the Water Withdrawal Regulations
- Plain Language Summary for the Proposed Amendments to the Water Withdrawal Regulations
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.
- Water Withdrawal Regulations
- Well Construction Regulations
- Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Systems Regulations
- Sewage Disposal Systems Regulations
Where can I get more information on water resources on PEI?
You can visit the new website - On The Level