Islanders Invited to Water Withdrawal Regulation Meetings

The public is invited to provide input on new draft regulations under the Water Act at a series of public meetings in October. These regulations will control water extraction and outline how much water can be drawn from wells, watercourses and wetlands.

Islanders can drop in to any of the following meetings between 6 – 8 pm:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 – Three Oaks High, Summerside *Translation Services available
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 – Hernwood Junior High, Mill River
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 – Kaylee Hall, Montague
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 – Charlottetown Rural High, Charlottetown

“Water is essential to every part of life. Our water supports diverse ecosystems, drinking water for Islanders, a vibrant economy, and spaces for recreation.  It’s crucial we bring the Water Act into force. Ultimately, these regulations will help government experts continue to manage our water supply with sound data and science.”

– Brad Trivers, Minister of Environment, Water and Climate Change

The meetings will happen in a collaborative workshop format. Participants will be led through a series of exercises encouraging open feedback and input on the proposed regulations.

To help prepare for the meetings, visit On the Level(link is external) for an overview of PEI’s water resources, including how government is monitoring, managing and protecting watersheds.

For those unable to attend the public meetings, an online survey will be available from Tuesday, October 22 until Friday, November 8 at On The Level.(link is external)

The water withdrawal regulations have been available for public consultation since this summer and will continue to be available November 8, 2019.

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