Lawn Watering Regulations are in effect May 1 to October 15

Metro Vancouver launches annual lawn watering regulations

Our water use can increase by 50% in summer and early fall, largely due to lawn watering. The region‑wide watering regulations are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.

Stage 1 Residential lawn Watering allowed:

  • Even-numbered addresses: Wednesday, Saturday mornings 4 am – 9 am
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Thursday, Sunday mornings 4 am – 9 am
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day, from 4 am – 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.

Stage 1 Non-residential lawn Watering allowed:

  • Even-numbered addresses: Monday mornings 1 am – 6 am and Friday mornings, 4 am – 9 am
  • Odd-numbered addresses: Tuesday mornings 1 am –  6 am and Friday mornings, 4 am – 9 am
  • Watering trees, shrubs and flowers is permitted any day, from 1 am – 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.

Click HERE to view the Metro Vancouver Lawn Watering Regulations Info graph Level 1 to 4.

Can I water today? (effective May 1) Enter your address, property details, what type of watering you’d like to do today and find your answer HERE

Click HERE to view the Metro Vancouver Drinking Water Conservation Plan.