With highs of 30 degrees expected this weekend, now is a good time to reminder everyone that Metro Vancouver’s water restrictions are in full effect with residential limits on lawn watering.
Metro Vancouver’s Stage 1 of its Water Shortage Response Plan started on May 15th and is expected to last until October 15th.
As part of Stage 1 of the water restrictions, residents are only allowed to water the lawns — either by sprinkler or by handheld hose — on alternating days and between certain hours.
Residential addresses are allowed to water on the following days:
- Even-numbered addresses: Wednesday, Saturday mornings – 4:00am to 9:00am.
- Odd-numbered addresses: Thursday, Sunday mornings – 4:00am to 9:00am.
Non-residential addresses are allowed to water on the following days:
- Even-numbered addresses: Monday mornings from 1:00am to 6:00am.
- Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesday mornings from 1:00am to 6:00am.
- All non-residential addresses: Friday mornings from 4:00am to 9:00am.
Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day, from 4:00am – 9:00am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.
There are a few other restrictions in place for golf courses, cemetery lawn operators, and those with artificial turf. These are listed on the Metro Vancouver website.
Last modified: August 11, 2020