P.E.I. government schedules Water Act consultations

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Screen shot of the Water Act white paper

Islanders are encouraged to participate in upcoming Water Act consultations, which begin Oct. 6 and 8 in Charlottetown.

Prince Edward Island’s Environmental Advisory Council will lead the consultations and information gathered will aid in the drafting of the legislation that will be presented for public review and feedback next year.

“This legislation is important for all Islanders as it will be used to protect and conserve our water supply for years to come,” said Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell.

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Consultations will take place in Charlottetown (Oct. 6 and 8), Summerside (Oct. 13), Souris (Oct. 20), Montague (Nov. 3), Wellington (Nov. 17), Kensington (Nov. 24) and Elmsdale (Nov. 26), beginning at 7 p.m.

“Members of our committee look forward to meeting with the public this fall. We strongly encourage Islanders to register for an upcoming session to ensure their voices are heard in the development of P.E.I.’s Water Act,” said Richard Davies, chairman of the Environmental Advisory Council.

To register for one of the public consultation sessions, call 902-368-5028.

Islanders are reminded that feedback can be submitted at any time on the province’s website and also via phone, e-mail and written submission.

To access the White Paper for P.E.I.’s Water Act and to submit feedback, visit www.gov.pe.ca/wateract.

Organizations: Environmental Advisory Council, White Paper for P.E.I.

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Summerside Kensington

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Recent comments

  • country boy
    August 18, 2015 - 06:14

    Why do we have a demand from farmers for irrigation? It is getting drier and warmer. Our only source of water is our ground water. We have no other source. If we cave to the farmers demand we will regret that decisions. Deep water wells must be stopped.

  • SlyFox
    August 17, 2015 - 13:46

    They will gather the advice of the citizens and then do what ever they please.LOL