No one wants a repeat of last summer’s watering restrictions but if it does get that dry again, there’s been some tweaking of the rules.
Once stage three water restrictions were in place last summer across Metro Vancouver residents, businesses and municipalities were no longer allowed to water lawns that were being treated for the chafer beetle, or as they’re more commonly called, “grubs.”
Lawns are treated by applying a parasite and must be watered to be effective.
So now Metro’s Water District Board has changed the plan, so if stage three restrictions come into effect again this year, watering will be allowed for lawns treated with the parasite.
However, a permit will be required.