Water restrictions in place for Vancouver

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Lawn watering regulations for the summer take effect today.

Now that the sun is out people are enjoying their backyards but the city of Vancouver wants you to conserve water when it comes to your lawns.

According to the city website, a healthy lawn only needs to be watered one hour per week or even less if it rains.

Newly-planted lawns are exempt from the regulations but you still need to obtain a permit from your municipality to avoid consequences.

Even numbered residential properties can water lawns between 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and odd numbered addresses can water lawns between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.


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  1. At one time we didn’t have such things as watering restrictions. We got PLENTY of water, at times too much coming in the way of rain to the Wet Coast. We just got to catch more of the water.

    The problem is because of increased number of high rises, densification and according to some statistics, believe it or not, every person in the Vancouver area uses up 400 liter of vater DAILY. Round the number that’s 150,000 liters of water / person a year And in some larger development there’re over One Thousand NEW water users.

    . So those developers who making billions of dollars profits on new consrtuction shoudl pay the COST to build more facilities to store enough water for every new water user and of course for the increased sewers and realated works not the residents who ALREADY PAID THEIR SHARE get punished and hit with even MORE taxes.