Sarah Wheatley and Cathy Corrigan of the Winter River/Tracadie Bay Watershed Group made some excellent points in their presentation, including the need to address the issue of moving water from one watershed to another:
“Banning water exports from PEI is a good step, but it doesn’t address an existing problem.
•Water is being exported from the Winter River watershed in the process of supplying Charlottetown with water.
•Other provinces have banned the movement of water between watersheds (ex. BC, ON).
•Small scale exports, across small distances might not cause much issue, but the levels exported from Winter River clearly do have a negative impact.”
See their powerpoint presentation here