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Stage 1 of the Water Shortage Response Plan activated May 15 to October 15.

Metro Vancouver returns to Stage 1 water restrictions. 

With Stage 1 regulations lawn sprinkling is permitted at the following times:

Residential lawn sprinkling allowed:
Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday, Saturday mornings 4 am to 9 am
Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday mornings 4 am to 9 am
Non-residential lawn sprinkling allowed:
Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday mornings 1 am to 6 am
Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday mornings 1 am to 6 am
All non-residential addresses Friday mornings, 4 am to 9 am

See more information from Metro Vancouver on being water wise and to find out more about Stage 1 restrictions.


Nematodes & water exemption permits

If you have a new lawn or you are using nematodes to treat your lawn for European Chafer Beetles, you can apply for a water exemption permit. Find out how to apply.

Kid jumping through sprinkler

 

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Residential lawn sprinkling  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 sprinkling allowed  No lawn sprinkling 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 sprinkling allowed  No lawn sprinkling 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: 13/05/2016 1:44:10 PM