Effective September 10, Metro Vancouver has lifted Stage Three Watering Restrictions, and we are back to Stage Two. Here’s what they look like: Lawn sprinkling is permitted once a week in the morning but prohibited during evening hours when demand is highest. Water use is also prohibited for public and commercial fountains and water features. For residences, even-numbered addresses may water their lawn between 4-9 a.m. on Monday, and odd-numbered addresses may water between 4-9 a.m. on Thursday
Metro Vancouver has just announced Stage Three Watering Restrictions as part of the Water Shortage Response Plan, effective July 21. So how do you keep your garden alive and well during this time? Stage Three doesn’t have to mean you let your garden die. We have water-wise solutions that can save the day!
Most people living (and breathing in the smoky air!) in the Lower Mainland are aware that Stage Two Watering Restrictions are now in effect. This precautionary measure has been taken by Metro Vancouver as a result of lower than usual precipitation experienced this spring, and its impact on our reservoirs. Not surprisingly, our phones in the office are ringing off the hook, with questions regarding timer operations, and people seeking clarification on the restrictions, so we hope with this blog posting we can answer some of those questions for you.