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:
- 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.
- 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: