Waste Watch is a mandatory provincial program where residents, visitors and businesses must separate the waste they produce at the source, into the following three categories: marketable RECYCLABLE material, COMPOST, and WASTE.
Residents are provided with 240 litre compost and waste carts which are collected curbside on a biweekly basis on alternating weeks. Recyclable material is collected monthly in blue bags. The commercial sector is responsible for transporting their sorted material to designated facilities.
Further information can be obtained at www.iwmc.pe.ca.
The Resort Municipality is served by three fire departments: North Rustico Fire Department, New Glasgow Fire Department and New London Fire Department. They provide fire, rescue, and first responder coverage to various parts of the municipality.
Fire dues in our municipality are included in your property tax.
As our resident children participate in neighboring community sport activities, ask us about our active living rebates for your children.
The existing sanitary sewer system was initially constructed in 1992 and provides servicing to commercial and residential properties in the Resort area. There is approximately 16,000 metres of gravity main and 14 sewage pumping stations, with the majority of the system along Route 6 and within Seawood Estates. Emergency back-up power and cellular alarms are provided for the majority of the pumping stations.
The sewage pumping station located adjacent to Cranberry Village pumps all of the wastewater to the treatment facility located between Route 6 and Graham’s Lane. Initial treatment is provided by an aerated lagoon equipped with floor mounted coarse bubble diffusers and two positive displacement blowers. Biological treatment takes place in the aerated cell, where the bacteria in the wastewater is consumed by microbes. The treated wastewater is then directed to one of the four storage ponds at the site, where suspended solids settle out of the liquid. After the settling process is completed, the treated wastewater is sampled to determine if the final product meets the PEI Department of Communities, Land and Environment’s wastewater effluent quality regulations. If the regulations are met, a discharge permit is issued, and the treated wastewater is discharged on a semi-annual basis to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.