Stage 1 Residential lawn Watering allowed:
Stage 1 Non-residential lawn Watering allowed:
Stage 1 – Comes into effect automatically each year – on May 1 until October 15 – to prevent drinking water wastage and ensure water users employ efficient and effective watering practices.
Stage 2 – Conserves drinking water to ensure the existing supply will last until the return of seasonal rainfall or until the water shortage situation is over. Stage 2 is activated during unusually hot and dry conditions to maximize conservation.
Stage 3 – Is a response to serious drought conditions, or other water shortage, and achieves further reductions in drinking water use by implementing a lawn watering ban and additional stricter measures.
Stage 4 – Implemented based on significant emergencies, such as earthquakes or severe weather, and limits both indoor and outdoor water use as much as possible to ensure an adequate supply of drinking water.
For more information on Metro Vancouver watering restrictions go to www.metrovancouver.org