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Stage 2 Lawn Sprinkling Regulations are Now in Effect

Jul 03, 2015


Stage 2 Lawn Sprinkling Regulations are in Effect from July 3 to September 30.


Due to unseasonably dry and hot weather, Metro Vancouver has further restricted water use, including lawn sprinkling regulations. See Metro Vancouver’s Water Shortage Response Plan – At a Glance for a guide to restrictions under all four stages of the Plan.

Watering lawns is permitted in the morning but prohibited during evening hours when demand is highest for domestic uses like cooking, dish washing, laundry and showers. The increased restrictions apply to lawn sprinkling only and not to watering flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees. Metro Vancouver member municipalities enforce the lawn sprinkling regulations.

Current Lawn Sprinkling Regulations


Residential:

  • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns only Monday mornings 4 am - 9 am
  • Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns only Thursday mornings 4 am - 9 am

Non-residential:

  • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns only Wednesday mornings 1 am - 6 am
  • Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns only Tuesday mornings 1 am - 6 am

Lawn sprinkling outside of the listed times is prohibited. Violations may result in fines imposed under Delta Bylaw No. 5781, 2000 (Amend. BL 7452, 2015).

For more information, visit Metro Vancouver's website. To report a violation, contact Delta's Property Use and Compliance Division at 604-946-3340.