Metro Vancouver stage one water restrictions will be enforced by local governments as part of the drinking water conservation plan. (Black Press file photo)

Watering restrictions in effect May 1 in Metro Vancouver

Residents will be permitted to water their lawn on only two days during the week

Lawn-watering regulations will come into effect next month in Metro Vancouver.

As of May 1, residents can water their lawn two mornings per week.

Stage one restrictions allow lawn watering at even-numbered addresses on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. Odd-numbered addresses can water on Thursdays and Sundays between the same times.

READ MORE: Canada’s failure to fight climate change ‘disturbing,’ environment watchdog says

Non-residential addresses will also be limited to two days: even-numbered addresses on Mondays from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. and Fridays from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m., and odd-numbered addresses on Tuesdays from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m and Fridays from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Shrubs and flowers at homes can be watered on any day between 4 a.m. to 9 a.m., and at non-residential locations between 1 a.m. to 9 a.m if using a sprinkler.

Only an hour of rain or water per week is required to maintain a healthy lawn, according to the regional district.

“Impacts of climate change result in longer dry spells in the summer, meaning we all have to do our part to conserve water when we can,” said water committee chair and Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a news release Monday.

Metro Vancouver relies on snowpack and rain to support three reservoirs.

Snowpack levels are lower than average for this time of year, according to a survey conducted in the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam watersheds in April.

“Long-range climate projections show that our region can expect more than double the number of summer days above 25 degrees in the future,” said Brodie.



joti.grewal@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Social media claims not reported: Abbotsford Police

No recent reports of attempted abductions, sex ring group and strangers attempting to enter cars

VIDEO: Fence saves driver from 50-ft plummet after crash in Abbotsford

Young man walks away uninjured after crash leaves him dangling over steep rock embankment

High death rate at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Abbotsford has the worst-performing large hospital in B.C. on key safety measure

VIDEO: Look back at the 1977 Abbotsford International Airshow

New images from the 1977 show have recently surfaced online

Abbotsford Pilots win pair of games

Junior hockey club has now won three of last four

‘A loud sonic boom’: Gabriola Island residents recount fatal plane crash

Area where the plane went down is primarily a residential neighbourhood, RCMP say

B.C. cities top the list for most generous in Canada on GoFundMe

Chilliwack took the number-two spot while Kamloops was at the top of the list

‘Absolutely devastating’: Laptops, gift cards stolen from Surrey Christmas Bureau

Executive director says it’s a ‘huge blow’ and the charity was ‘already struggling for teen gifts’

Penticton RCMP warn of new ‘porting’ scam that puts internet banking, online accounts at risk

Two-factor verification has been the go-to way to keep online accounts secure

Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time ‘Person of the Year’

‘I could never have imagined anything like that happening,’ she said in a phone interview

B.C. patients wait 41% longer than national average to see a walk-in doctor: Medimap

The longest wait time was found in Sidney, B.C., where patients waited an average of 180 minutes

10,000 affordable rentals a year needed to tackle Metro Vancouver housing crisis: report

The report focused on building government-funded housing, rather than relying on the private sector

Toronto Raptors, Don Cherry top the list of Canadians’ Google searches in 2019

‘Champions’ was the theme of the last year, Google said

Tavares scores twice as Maple Leafs earn 4-1 win over Canucks

Vancouver sees two-game win streak snapped

Most Read