Water restrictions limiting how much Vancouver residents can water their lawns and wash their cars come into force on May 15.
Under the Stage 1 rules, the following restrictions apply across Metro Vancouver:
Residential lawn sprinkling:
- For even-numbered addresses – restricted to Monday/Wednesday/Saturday, 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. only
- For odd-numbered addresses – restricted to Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday, 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. only
Non-residential lawn sprinkling:
- For even-numbered addresses – restricted to Monday/Wednesday, 1 a.m. – 6 a.m. and Friday 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- For odd-numbered addresses – restricted to Tuesday/Thursday, 1 a.m. – 6 a.m. and Friday 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
If you water your lawn outside the designated times and you don’t have an water restrictions exemption permit, you could face a fine of $250.00.
Car and boat washing:
- Permitted by spring-loaded shut-off nozzle only.
The restrictions apply only to the use of treated drinking water – so if you use rain water, grey water, or any forms of recycled water you don’t need to worry.
If you fancy trying out water recycling, you can buy a rain barrel by pre-ordering online or going to a rain barrel sale being held around Metro Vancouver over the coming days.
For more information about the water restrictions in Vancouver, check the City of Vancouver website.