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Watering restrictions take effect May 1

Metro Vancouver's lawn watering restrictions take effect May 1 and will remain in place until October 15, 2021.

These measures will help us meet the region’s demand for drinking water during the hot summer months. They also help to conserve and manage water in the event of a shortage or unforeseen emergency.

During Stage 1 of Metro Vancouver’s Drinking Water Conservation Plan, lawn-watering is permitted as follows:

Residential 

  • Even-numbered addresses: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Thursdays and Sundays from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Non-residential 

  • Even-numbered addresses: Mondays from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and Fridays from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesdays from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. and Fridays from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Watering trees, shrubs and flowers* is permitted as follows:

Residential 

  • Any day from 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with a sprinkler
  • Any time if watering by hand or using drip irrigation. Hoses must have an automatic shut-off device

Non-residential 

  • Any day from 1:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with a sprinkler
  • Any time if watering by hand or using drip irrigation. Hoses must have an automatic shut-off device

* Edible plants are excluded from stage 1 watering restrictions.

Stage 1 regulations are in effect regardless of weather conditions. We thank all residents for your cooperation in helping conserve Metro Vancouver’s water supply.

Learn More: burnaby.ca/waterrestrictions

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