Monday, August 23, 2021

Drinking Water Conservation – Lawn Watering Regulations

A few weeks ago, someone reached out to me about the lawn watering regulations in Langley City. As Langley City is part of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, our water comes from the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam reservoirs. Langley City aligns its water use regulations with the regional district’s regulations.

You can have a healthy lawn even with watering restrictions.

For up-to-date information, please visit the regional district’s lawn watering regulations page. The water regulations page also contains links to having a great lawn or garden that conserves water. There is even information on Nutrifor Landscaping Soil which is a product of our regional sewer treatment process.

Stage 1 water restrictions are always in effect between May 1st and October 15th.

Stage 1 restrictions are as follows for residential properties:
Even-numbered addresses: Wednesday, Saturday mornings 4 am - 9 am
Odd-numbered addresses: Thursday, Sunday mornings 4 am - 9 am

You can water trees, shrubs and flowers any day, from 4 am to 9 am if using a sprinkler, or any time if hand watering or using drip irrigation. All hoses must have an automatic shut-off device. Edible plants are exempt from regulations.

For commercial property regulations and information on what stage we are in, be sure to check out the lawn watering regulations page.

If you are curious, you can view real-time drinking water reservoirs levels on Metro Vancouver’s website.

Metro Vancouver Drinking Water Reservoirs Levels Example. Select image to enlarge.

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