These hot summer-like days are just the start — that’s why Metro Vancouver is reminding residents that come Monday, June 1st, lawns can only be watered 3 times a week.
Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee Chair, Darrell Mussatto says the warmer and dryer weather means there is less water to go around.
“This year is similar to last year where we had quite a low snow pack and by the end of May most of that snow had melted and indeed that’s the case now. So we rely basically on rail fall going forward through June, July, August September to fill our reservoirs. We do have three high alpine lakes that back up our reservoirs, so we do have back up and we do have precautions to take should we need them.”
One hour of watering your lawn uses as much water as 25 toilet flushes, five loads of laundry and five dishwasher loads.
Here are the watering restrictions for those living in Metro Vancouver:
Residential: even numbered addresses 4:00 am-9:00 am Monday, Wednesday, Saturday.
Residential: odd numbered addresses 4:00 am-9:00 am Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday.
Non residential: even numbered addresses: 1:00 am-6:00 am Monday and Wednesday.
(Non residential: odd numbered addresses: 1:00 am-6:00 am Tuesday and Thursday.
All non-residential can also sprinkle 4:00 am-9:00 am Fridays.