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Metro Vancouver's regional watering regulations are in effect May 15 to October 15

In the summer and early fall our water use can double compared to the rest of the year, for swimming pools, growing food, maintaining sports fields, and other social and community-building uses. But a lot is also used to green our lawns, wash our decks or driveways and other lower-priority uses. The region-wide watering regulations are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.

Visit metrovancouver.org to learn more.

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Residential lawn watering  Stage 1     Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4
 lawn sprinkler  Restricted
Restricted
Prohibited  Prohibited
 Even-numbered addresses:
Mon. / Weds. / Sat.
4am to 9am ONLY

Odd-numbered addresses:
Tues. / Thurs. / Sun.
4am to 9am ONLY
 Even-numbered addresses:
Mon. 4am to 9am ONLY

Odd-numbered addresses:
Thurs. 4am to 9am ONLY
 No lawn watering allowed  No lawn watering allowed
Non-residential lawn sprinkling  Stage 1     Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4
 commercial sprinkler  Restricted
 Restricted
 Prohibited
Prohibited
 Even-numbered addresses:
Mon. / Weds.
1am to 6am AND
Fri. 4am to 9am

Odd-numbered addresses:
Tues. / Thurs.
1am to 6am AND
Fri. 4am to 9am
 Even-numbered addresses:
Weds. 1am to 6am ONLY

Odd-numbered addresses:
Tues. 1am to 6am ONLY
 No lawn watering allowed  No lawn watering allowed
Gardens, shrubs, trees  Stage 1     Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4
 shrubstrees  Allowed
 Allowed
 Restricted
Prohibited
 No restrictions  No restrictions  By hand or spring-loaded shut-off nozzle ONLY  No watering allowed
Car and boat washing  Stage 1     Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4
 car  Restricted
 Restricted
 Prohibited
 Prohibited
 By spring-loaded shut-off nozzle ONLY  By spring-loaded shut-off nozzle ONLY  For safety ONLY
(mirrors, windows, licence plate)
 For safety ONLY
(mirrors, windows, licence plate)
Commercial car washes close
Surface and power washing  Stage 1     Stage 2  Stage 3  Stage 4
pressurewasher   Allowed
 Restricted
Restricted
Prohibited 
 No restrictions  For safety or painting prep ONLY  For safety or painting prep ONLY  Not allowed unless ordered by a regulatory authority

What else can you do?

  • Work with nature and let your lawn go dormant (brown) over the summer.
  • Leave grass clippings on your lawn. They’ll help trap moisture while they break down to feed your lawn naturally.
  • Planting a new lawn in the spring or fall will cut the amount of time you’ll spend watering.
Last updated: 19/05/2017 9:35:46 AM