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Lawn sprinkling regulations have been in place in Metro Vancouver since 1993. They are intended to reduce summer peak demand for drinking water, encourage conservation and help to lower water costs for consumers.

Lawn sprinkling regulations are in effect from May 1st to October 15th of each year.

Lawns only need one inch (25cm) of water = one hour of watering, once per week.
Water between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Even numbered houses: Wednesday or Saturday
Odd numbered houses: Thursday or Sunday

Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted anyday, from 4:00 am to 9:00 am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device.

For tips on how to conserve water at home, click here

Depending on the water supply and water usage, the Greater Vancouver Water District may require further restrictions on the use of water sprinklers. Please watch the newspapers and our website for notification of any changes to the water restrictions.