Water restrictions begin in Vancouver on May 15

Dec 19 2017, 9:42 pm

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.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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