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Don't let the cooler weather fool you! Watering restrictions still in place

May 30 2016

Hot dry summer requires residents to be waterwise

Despite the cooler weather and some rain this week, remember that stage one water restrictions remain in place.

Reduce outdoor watering

We encourage you to be water wise all summer, and the number one thing you can do to make a difference is reduce outdoor watering.

Lawns in Vancouver generally need only one inch of water for one hour a week, including rainfall, to stay healthy and green.

If you use automatic sprinklers, adjust their programming to align with the permitted times for your address.

Since the restrictions went into effect May 15, our staff have noticed an increase in the number of people reporting water restriction violations by calling 3-1-1 or using the VanConnect mobile app. Lawn watering outside of the permitted times is a bylaw offence. We're actively on patrol and violations will result in a $250 fine.

Pick up your Gold Lawn Kit

Be even more water wise and "Go Gold" this summer by not watering your lawn at all. Lawn that isn't watered over the summer months will go dormant and grow green again when the rain returns.

Pick up your Gold Lawn Kit from City Hall or Pop-Up City Hall. The kit includes a lawn sign to tell your neighbours that you've made a conscious decision to stop watering your lawn.

Be water wise together

We encourage you to connect with your neighbours about your water wise behaviours this summer. If you see a neighbour watering outside of the permitted hours, a quick chat can help to ensure they know the water restrictions and avoid a ticket.

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