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Coastal property guide outlines risks of living on P.E.I.'s shores

A new guidebook on the risks of living on P.E.I.'s coast has been released by the province.

Province says Island's low-lying coast makes it susceptible to climate change impacts

A new guide released by the P.E.I. government outlines the risks of owning coastline property. (Submitted by Marion Paynter)

A new guidebook on the risks of living on P.E.I.'s coast has been released by the province.

The Minister of Communities, Land and Environment Robert Mitchell said the Island's low-lying coast makes it particularly susceptible to the impacts of climate change.

"The Prince Edward Island Coastal Property Guide provides information about the risks of living on coastal property, what is necessary to adapt to those risks, development rules and the impact climate change is having on our vulnerable coast including erosion and flooding caused by the rise in sea level," said Mitchell in a news release Monday.

The guide will help individuals make informed decisions about subdividing, developing or living on coastal property.

It covers topics such as wells, septic systems, wetland protection and property insurance and also offers checklists for development and subdivision applications.

The guide is available at Access PEI sites across the province.

An online version will be available on the department's website in March.

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