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.

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:

Can I provide comments on the amendments to the Water Withdrawal Regulations?

Comments are welcome on the proposed changes to the Water Withdrawal Regulations to support the implementation of an irrigation strategy until September 1, 2021. 

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: 
June 16, 2021
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