Are You Ready? Watering Restrictions in Metro Vancouver Start May 15
On May 15, 2017, Metro Vancouver’s Stage 1 lawn sprinkling regulations contained in the GVWD Water Shortage Response Plan go into effect. The regulations apply to all residents and businesses in the region. Lawn sprinkling will be restricted to three periods a week, mornings only.
Did You Know? Lawns only require 2.5 cm (one inch) of water once a week to stay healthy.
Outdoor sprinkling of lawns using hose‐connected or automatic in‐ground sprinklers will be permitted as follows:
- Even‐numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns Monday, Wednesday or Saturday mornings between 4 am and 9 am;
- Odd‐numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday mornings between 4 am and 9 am.
- Even‐numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns on Monday or Wednesday mornings between 1 am and 6 am, or Friday mornings between 4 am and 9 am;
- Odd‐numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns on Tuesday or Thursday mornings between 1 am and 6 am, or Friday mornings between 4 am and 9 am.
To learn more about these restrictions, and to find out what restrictions are in place in municipalities that aren’t part of Metro Vancouver, visit our Watering Restrictions page.
Please remember to set any irrigation controllers or timers, appropriately. You can find find links to most controller and timer manuals for instructions here. Better yet, here are video instructions for our most popular timer!