Summer Lawn Sprinkling Regulations
Lawn sprinkling regulations are in effect from June 1 to September 30.
In summer, demand for water in the Lower Mainland almost doubles — mostly due to outdoor use. At the same time, rainfall is at its lowest.
Lawn sprinkling restrictions help reduce stress on the water distribution system during peak water-use periods. They also help reduce the rate of water consumption and lower the risk of reservoir levels being depleted.
- Sprinkling is permitted between: 4 a.m. – 9 a.m. (no evening sprinkling)
- Even-numbered addresses: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
- Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Note that at Stage 1 and 2 of the Water Shortage Response Plan, hand watering flower or vegetable gardens is permissible anytime. Sprinkling restrictions only apply to lawns.
Did you know that your lawn only needs one inch of water per week? Help conserve water and save money on your bill by keeping outdoor sprinkling to a minimum. For more tips on sustainable lawn and garden care, see Outdoor Water Conservation.