Sprinkling Regulations

Sprinkling Restrictions are in Place from May 15 to October 15

Did You Know?

Did you know that one hour of lawn sprinkling uses as much water as 25 toilet flushes, 5 loads of laundry and 5 dishwasher loads COMBINED? Remember, your lawn only needs about one inch of water (about one hour of sprinkling) per week to stay healthy.

Your cooperation will help save water and reduce the risk of more severe restrictions. For more information on water treatment and supply, sprinkling regulations, conservation and reservoir levels, please visit the Metro Vancouver website.

Stage 1

Water restrictions do not apply to the use of rainwater, grey water or any forms of recycled water.

Compliance and Enforcement

Effective May 15, City staff working in the field will be dropping off notices when they observe people who are not in compliance with the Stage 1 watering restrictions. In addition, City staff will also be responding to complaints that are received on our Operations line 604-463-9581. The addresses where this information is dropped off are being logged and any further non-compliance will be turned over to Bylaw Services, which may result in fines.

Please note that our enforcement will be ramping up as the message about Stage 1 water restrictions is spread widely by the City and our partners at Metro Vancouver.


The fines escalate as we move though each stage of the water restrictions.
Stage 1: $ 250 Fine
Stage 2: $ 500 Fine
Stage 3: $ 750 Fine
Stage 4: $1000 Fine