Water Restrictions

2017 Lawn Sprinkling Restrictions

On May 15, 2017, Stage 1 lawn sprinkling regulations contained in the Water Shortage Response Plan go into effect. The regulations apply to all residents and businesses in the region.

Lawn sprinkling will be restricted to three periods a week, mornings only. Lawns only require 2.5 cm (one inch) of water once a week to stay healthy. Outdoor sprinkling of lawns using hose connected or automatic in-ground sprinklers will be permitted as follows:

Residential Addresses:

  • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns Monday, Wednesday or Saturday mornings between 4 am and 9 am;
  • Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday mornings between 4am and 9 am.

Non-Residential Addresses:

  • Even-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns on Monday or Wednesday mornings between 1 am and 6 am, or Friday mornings between 4 am and 9 am;
  • Odd-numbered addresses may sprinkle lawns on Tuesday or Thursday mornings between 1 am and 6 am, or Friday mornings between 4 am and 9 am.

Please remember to set any irrigation controllers or timers, appropriately.

The Water Shortage Response Plan has been an important and effective tool for managing lawn sprinkling and other outdoor water use. 

Note that in cases of mixed zoning or mixed use, where commercial or industrial components are included on the same property along with residential, the designation shall then be classified as “Non-Residential.”  

Water Shortage Repsonse Plan At-A-Glance Guide

A copy of the updated plan is available in full here:

City of Langley Water Shortage Response Plan Bylaw

GVWD Water Shortage Response Plan

More Information

Engineering Services
604-514-2997
engineering@langleycity.ca

Langley City Hall

20399 Douglas Crescent   Langley  BC  V3A 4B3
Phone 604 514 2800   Fax 604 530 4371

Hours of operation:
Monday -  Friday   8:30am  -  4:30pm

In the event of an after-hours emergency (such as a water main break, flood or critical service disruption) standby operations personnel can be notified through Surrey Fire Dispatch at 604 534 3496