Water restrictions are set by Metro Vancouver and apply to the use of treated drinking water.
Restrictions are in effect May 1 to October 15.
Important information If you water outside of allowed times, you could be fined $250.
Hoses must have automatic shut-off device year round
Important information Per the Water Works By-law 4848 and Drinking Water Conservation By-law 12086, automatic shut-off devices are required on hoses year round for all watering and washing activities, regardless of the current level of water restrictions.
Most lawns only need about one inch of water per week, including rainfall. This is equal to one hour of watering.
Where our drinking water comes from
Our drinking water comes from rain and snowmelt collected in the Capilano, Seymour, and Coquitlam watersheds. With population growth and climate change, there is increasing pressure on our water supply.
Water restrictions help to make sure we have enough treated drinking water for everyone during the dry summer months.