Lawns across the Lower Mainland may soon start looking more yellow than green.
Restrictions in place since June 1st have been upgraded.
Residents are now allowed to use sprinklers three times a week, but reservoir levels have dropped low enough to implement more conservation measures.
North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto says that means you’ll only be able to water your lawn once a week.
“Healthy lawns only really need one hour of water a week and if you don’t water it all, it just goes dormant. It doesn’t die and you’re able to have a healthy lawn in the Fall when the rains come again.”
Public fountains on streets and in parks must be shut off.
There are limitations on kids water parks.
Golf courses may only water fairways once a week.
Officials say reservoir levels are now at 79 percent.
Further measures will be implemented if needed, but these restrictions are now in place until September 30th.
More details are available at metrovancouver.org