Our water use can increase by 50% in summer and early fall, largely due to lawn watering. The region‑wide watering regulations are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.
Lawn watering regulations are in effect May 1 to October 15
Metro Vancouver’s Drinking Water Conservation Plan is a regional policy developed with local governments and other stakeholders to manage the use of drinking water during periods of high demand.
The full list of water use regulations for homes, businesses, governments, and schools for Stages 1 to 4 is available in the
Drinking Water Conservation Plan Summary.
These restrictions do not apply to the use of rain water, gray water, any forms of recycled water, or other sources of water outside the GVWD/municipal water supply system.