Watering Regulations

Watering Restrictions are in effect May 1 to October 15



Did You Know?


Did you know that one hour of lawn watering 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 watering) 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, water conservation and reservoir levels, please visit the Metro Vancouver website.

Compliance & Enforcement


Effective May 1, 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.
2022 Lawn Watering Regulations

Lawn Watering Permit

Newly turfed or seeded lawns may be watered more frequently, provided a Lawn Watering Permit is first obtained from the Engineering Department, with proof of seed/sod purchase.

Lawns being treated for European Chafer Beetles may be watered more frequently, provided a Lawn Watering Permit is first obtained from the Engineering Department, with proof of purchase of Nematodes.

Watering Regulations