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What is septage?, Septage is material removed from a septic tank. Septic tanks should be cleaned as needed (every 3 to 5 years) using a Licensed Pumper. Licensed Pumpers are required to haul this material to an approved facility for processing and treatment. Charlottetown or Summerside both have...
Do I need a permit to operate a Construction and Demolition Disposal Site?, Yes, a permit is required., How do I obtain approval to operate a Construction and Demolition Disposal Site?, Currently, there is a moratorium placed on the development of any new construction and demolition disposal sites...
What is an environmental records review?, An environmental records review shares property information related to: incidents of property contamination (e.g. oil spills); presence of underground petroleum storage tanks; status of any environmental protection orders or environmental approvals/permits...
Prince Edward Island has vital fisheries and aquaculture industries. Island waters are influenced by both the Gulf Stream (to the south) and the Labrador Current (to the north). Climate change is expected to produce a warming of the Gulf Stream south of Nova Scotia, as well as a reduced and...
Climate Change and Island Tourism, Tourism is an important industry within Prince Edward Island, and many visitor activities are influenced by weather and climate. The longer, warmer summers expected with climate change may have a positive impact on visitation. The number of days suitable for...
Do I need approval to construct or operate a water or wastewater system?, Prior to the establishment of a central water or a wastewater system a Certificate of Approval (COA) must be obtained from the department. The process is often a two-part approval with the first part specifying the conditions...