Metro Vancouver Water Restrictions Stage 1 - May 15th 2017


Metro Vancouver Water Restrictions Stage 1


Metro Vancouver is implementing stage 1 of their water restrictions on May 15, 2017 and will be in place until October 15, 2017.

In the summer and early fall our water use can double from the rest of the year for swimming pools, growing food, maintaining sports fields and other social and community-building uses. But a lot is also used to green our lawns, wash our decks or driveways and other lower-priority uses. The region-wide sprinkling regulations are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.


Residential lawn sprinkling allowed:

Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday, Saturday mornings 4 am to 9 am
Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday mornings 4 am to 9 am

Non-residential lawn sprinkling allowed:

Even-numbered addresses Monday, Wednesday mornings 1 am to 6 am
Odd-numbered addresses Tuesday, Thursday mornings 1 am to 6 am
All non-residential addresses Friday mornings, 4 am to 9 am

An hour of rain or sprinkling per week is all you need for a healthy lawn. 


Be Waterwise

Be waterwise outdoors

  • - Avoid watering the lawn, and meet current restrictions
  • - Put leaves and bark mulch around shrubs and trees to hold in moisture
  • - Water vegetable gardens in the morning, near the roots, and by hand
  • - Wash cars for safety only, (windscreens, windows and headlights) using a bucket
  • - Sweep driveways or decks with a broom instead of the hose
  • - Install a shut-off valve on your hose so it only runs when in use

Be waterwise indoors

  • - Keep a jug of cool water in the fridge, instead of running the tap 'till it cools
  • - Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or washing dishes
  • - Shorter showers, less often
  • - Catch bath or shower water for tipping on patio planters
  • - Run full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher
  • - Install low-flow toilets as they account for 30% of indoor use
  • - When replacing appliances, choose low-flow, high efficiency options.

Information for this post used from Metro Vancouver's Lawn Sprinkling Regulations Page.

Vancouver's Water Restrictions Page

Surrey's Water Restrictions Page

Burnaby's Water Restrictions Page

Coquitlam's Water Restrictions Page

Langley's Water Restrictions Page

Richmond's Water Restrictions Page


Delta's Water Restrictions Page


West Vancouver's Water Restrictions Page

North Vancouver's Water Restrictions Page

Port Moody's Water Restrictions Page

Pitt Meadows' Water Restrictions Page

Maple Ridge's Water Restrictions Page

Chilliwack's Water Restrictions Page (Starts June 1, 2017)