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Irrigation Watering Restrictions

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Metro Vancouver Watering Restrictions

(New for 2022) In Metro Vancouver, the following restrictions are in effect May 1 through October 15, and apply to lawn sprinkling only. See below for links to watering restrictions in other University Sprinklers service areas.

Residential addresses:

STAGE 1 LAWN WATERING ALLOWED:

  • Even-numbered addresses on Saturdays
  • Odd-numbered addresses on Sundays
    • Automatic watering: 5 am – 7 am
    • Manual watering: 6 am – 9 am
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day from 5 am to 9 am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.
  • Edible plants are exempt from regulations

Non-residential addresses:

STAGE 1 LAWN WATERING ALLOWED:

  • Even-numbered addresses on Mondays
  • Odd-numbered addresses on Tuesdays
    • Automatic watering: 4 am – 6 am
    • Manual watering: 6 am – 9 am
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day from 4 am to 9 am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.
  • Edible plants are exempt from regulations

Special permits are available that allow more frequent watering of newly planted lawns. Contact your local municipality for more information.

 Not Sure? Check out Metro Vancouver’s Sprinkler Scheduler for more information.

Watering Restrictions Outside Metro Vancouver:

Watering Restrictions on Vancouver Island:

If you need help setting your timer accordingly, contact us, or refer to our Supplier Manuals page.


 

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